Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem. It is a style of active learning and inquiry-based learning. PBL contrasts with paper-based, rote memorization, or teacher-led instruction that presents established facts or portrays a smooth path to knowledge by instead posing questions, problems or scenarios. (Wikipedia)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem found in trigger material. The PBL process does not focus on problem solving with a defined solution, but it allows for the development of other desirable skills and attributes. This includes knowledge acquisition, enhanced group collaboration and communication. The PBL process was developed for medical education and has since been broadened in applications for other programs of learning. The process allows for learners to develop skills used for their future practice. It enhances critical appraisal, literature retrieval and encourages ongoing learning within a team environment. (Wikipedia)
ABC News (Australia) Published on 30 Mar 2012
“Parramatta Marist High in Sydney’s west is finding success with project based learning that has students working collaboratively.”
PBL World Australia Video Link –
Filmed on 13th of November 2013, Parramatta Marist High. Aerial and conventional video footage by Airbuzz Productions, Sydney:http://www.airbuzz.com.au
PBL World Australia is a 3-day conference where participants will work with other teachers and one of the Buck Institute for Education’s (BIE) faculty to create customised plans for project based learning.