What are the pros and cons of project based learning?

Written Sep 22, 2016

Learning RetentionPBL employs Active Teaming Strategies

Pros:

  • Project-Based Learning involves “discussion”, “doing” , and “Immediate Use”, all of which have demonstrated high rates of retention.
  • PBL has a significant body of research demonstrating its effectiveness as a learning method. (See Jo Boaler’s work at Inspiring Students to Math Success and a Growth Mindset as an example).

Cons:

  • Takes more effort to properly set up PBL lessons.