7s-project-based-learningHow To Design A Project-Based Learning Unit: 7 Essential Ingredients

by TeachThought Staff

Project-Based Learning is the anchoring of student-driven learning through the design, development, and publication authentic projects, products, and related learning outcomes.

It is a forward-way of thinking about how you can plan learning experiences for students while simultaneously centering them in the learning process itself.

We’ve taken a look in the past at the difference between ‘doing projects’ and project-based learning and even keys to designing a project-based learning classroom, and the following visual from @davidleeedtech dovetailed nicely behind each.

Note, this graphic is based off an even better pdf you can find here from the fine folks at the Buck Institute.

7 Essential Ingredients Of Project-Based Learning

1. A Need To Know

2. A Driving Question

3. Student Voice & Choice

4. 21st Century Skills

5. Inquiry & Innovation

6. Learning Feedback & Revision

7. Publishing

The graphic also takes a look at a seven-phase model for designing project-based learning units, which parallel much of what is accepted as ‘best practice’ for learning design.

How To Design A Project-Based Learning Unit: 7 Essential Ingredients