This past spring we announced the Framework for High Quality PBL (see hqpbl.org and this post for an overview of the campaign and the Framework). A growing number of educators around the world believe that project based learning (PBL) is an important instructional approach that enables students to master academic skills and content knowledge, develop skills necessary for future success, and build the personal agency needed to tackle life’s and the world’s challenges.
Until this past spring, there was not a common guidepost and language for describing what high quality PBL student experiences look like. Many organizations have project tools and resources available for educators looking to plan for PBL, but these do not articulate criteria for what the resulting student PBL experience ought to include and look like.
Top experts in project based learning came together to create a framework for high quality project based learning to help more students reach deeper learning outcomes. The HQPBL framework is based on best practice research and went through several rounds of feedback and critique from hundreds of leading educators. The Framework includes six criteria that are meant to serve as a baseline for educators, organizations, parents and students.
More than 60 countries and thousands of educators around the world are committed to HQPBL; therefore, we are working to translate the Framework and provide additional resources to make sure the Framework is accessible to all. For example, see our case study on how schools in Chile are providing students with HQPBL experiences. Translating the Framework into Spanish was a top priority!
This blog is a part of the HQPBL Campaign supported by the Buck Institute for Education and sponsored by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. For more, visit hqpbl.org and follow @hqpbl and #hqpbl on Twitter and Instagram.
For more, see:
- Collaboration: Key to Successful Teams and Projects
- What We Are Doing to Ensure High Quality PBL For All
- 35 Leaders on the Successes and Challenges of Project-Based Learning
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