Tapping into Curiosity and Strengths
Projects typically stem from the curriculum and student interests. Guided by the teacher, the students ask questions, find answers, solve problems, and build understanding. Students are encouraged to use their strengths and are challenged to grow in other areas.
Students communicate what they've learned in a variety of ways, such as clay models, posters, self-published books, dramatizations, oral reports, descriptive artwork and multimedia presentations. Their "audience" varies depending on the project.
Learning to Learn
In the context of their work, students learn and practice basic skills in a natural and engaging way that integrates literacy, mathematics, science, arts, social skills and higher-level thinking. Students are learning how to learn, as much as they’re learning the curriculum.
Wondering what project-based learning looks like in the classroom? Read about some recent CPSC projects.