Projects vs. PBL Revisited

August 14, 2015
Paul Curtis

We have just revised one of our most shared graphics to reflect our increasing understanding of the importance of regular feedback and reflection cycles in the learning process.  This new graphic still captures the difference between doing projects as a culminating “dessert” event of a traditionally taught unit and a PBL unit that starts with a complex and engaging challenge, but it also calls out the needed pauses in the process to reflect on what is being learned and how it is being learned.  We encourage you to use this graphic when helping educators, parents and even community members learn about these important distinctions between traditional and PBL teaching practices.