Project-Based Learning

 

Context

Microsoft's Partners in Learning (PiL) has joined with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to develop a Project-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum to use in countries worldwide. Designed for grades 6-12, the curriculum offers a description of project-based learning and actual projects teachers can adapt and use.

 

Read about the ways in which countries have adapted this curriculum to meet their local needs in 2 articles by Kristen Weatherby published in Leading and Learning with Technology:

  • "Project-Based Learning Around the World" Part 1, February 2007
  • "Project-Based Learning Around the World" Part 2, March 2007

 

Innovation summary

How this resource can support you along the innovation continuum:

  • Explore the value of project-based learning (PBL) and what this means for different countries.
  • What are the benefits of PBL.

 

Key points:

  • Any resources should be completely localizable so that each country could adapt them to the needs of its own local education system.
  • PBL has been used in Denmark for the last 10-15 years and is nationally mandated in some subjects. As a methodology, it is well recognized and respected.