The Adult’s Role
To truly engage students in project-based learning, you’ll need to get out of the director's chair and learn to facilitate and coach students, as they learn to direct their own learning.
If you feel anxious about giving up control, start with small projects. As you and your students gain skills and confidence, you'll be challenging yourselves to reach for more!
|Sets focus||Helps students identify their interests|
|Plans activities||Helps students plan activities|
|Manages the learning process||Guides students as they construct their own learning process|
Reflect on This
Imagine yourself facilitating a project-based learning experience, with students fully expecting to direct their own learning process. Do you feel at ease giving them the space to stumble at times? Do you see yourself demanding to take control at times? What might be your reasons for doing so? Capture your thoughts honestly in My Notebook.