Project-based Learning (PBL)
Hands-on explorations to build resilience and higher-order thinking
“Project-based learning refers to students planning, and carrying out an extended project that produces a publicly-exhibited output such as a product, publication, or exhibition.”
Work that matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-based Learning
At Mylor, students are involved in a range of Project-Based Learning (PBL) opportunities. Some of these are planned by teachers with input from students, while others are driven solely by the students and encompass their personal areas of interest.
PBL is not simply a clever way of mixing content. It’s driven by essential questions that have validity in the real world, and it produces outputs that have real purpose and can be exhibited to authentic audiences. Students are given opportunities to produce work of high quality that matters both to them and the world beyond school.
Importantly, it also familiarises students with the concept of doing multiple drafts, with each improving on the last, informed by feedback from teacher and peers – an approach that builds children’s resilience and encourages higher order thinking.
You’ll find a fantastic example of how powerful this approach can be in this short video featuring US PBL expert Ron Berger: “Austin’s butterfly.
Examples of our PBL projects can also be seen in our News section. To see them all grouped together, simply select “Project-based Learning” in the Categories menu on the right.