Project Based Learning
Project based learning is a different way of learning from traditional learning techniques. The point of this type of learning is to incorporate several different disciplines and to encourage the students try to solve real world problems. It is supposed to require and promote a deeper understanding of several different areas, and it is also supposed to give students an appreciation of how the real world operates. In order to solve the problems in project learning, students need to work together to form creative solutions to a multitude of problems. This type of learning is less directed than traditional class room teaching. It is also from the same pedagogy as problem based learning, though it is not exactly the same approach, and there are some key differences to both approaches. As with most things in education, there is a lot of great debates over what approach is best, what approach is strongest, and what approach encourages the most in life long learning and skill development.
It is difficult to summarize all the various arguments. Indeed, these sorts of arguments wage over multiple journals, classrooms, and years. The important thing is that there is considerable support for this approach, and many teachers find it to be very helpful. There are also many websites that are designed to help teachers create lesson plans that will be multi-disciplined and creative for learning based on projects. There are also many books that delve into the theory and practice of this teaching method, which will help interested teachers decide if it’s right for them, as well as modify the approach for their specific classrooms.
Project based learning is one of the many types of learning styles children can benefit from.
Fun classroom activities gives the student a chance to think deeply about a problem and have a great time doing so.