- Who said that we cannot do PBL in ESL teaching?
- Re-Thinking Project Based Learning, or
- 6+1 Action Tips for Project Working, among others.
But there is a big difference between doing projects in the class and learning through projects. The main goal of a project is the final product, while project-based learning main goal is the process.
Paul Curtis recently shared some excellent visuals on #NewTechNetwork that shows a different approach to clear up the difference:
A “Doing Project” unit is teacher-directed and it will see a linear series of often tightly-scripted activities that will culminate in a project.
Project Based Learning is student-centred and there is constant checking, revising, feedback, and reflection. PBL has a recursive nature: It starts at some point, and then at another point later the class moves on. This is the authentic–and messy–project-based learning.
Have a look at the following infographics, shared by Paul Curtis, with some key ideas on Project Working, Project Assessment and The Inquiry Process.