This instructional strategy focuses on identifying viable solutions to a given authentic or real-world problem. Once a problem is identified, student teams develop and present their understanding of a problem by proposing one or more practical solutions. It is often important for students to identify the assumptions they made while developing their solutions and the additional facts they might have needed to produce alternative solutions. Problems can be developed on a spectrum from completely ill-structured to highly structured.
Develop components of PBL that are individual and group work. Require some level of individual work, prior to group collaboration. Have students submit the individual work through Canvas.
- Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning (6:30 video by Edutopia)