Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gains knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.


At Doveland, the following elements are embedded into our curriculum to ensure development of skills;


Key Knowledge, Understanding, and Success Skills – The project is focused on pupils’ learning goals, including standard-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management.

Challenging Problem or Question – Our projects are framed by a meaningful problem to solve or a question to answer, at the appropriate level of challenge.

Sustained Inquiry – Pupils engage in a rigorous, extended process of asking questions, finding resources, and applying information.

Authenticity – The projects feature real-world context, tasks and tools, quality standards, or impact – or speaks to pupils’ personal concerns, interests, and issues in their lives.

Student Voice & Choice – pupils make some decisions about the project, including how they work and what they create.

Reflection – pupils and teachers reflect on learning, the effectiveness of their inquiry and project activities, the quality of student work, obstacles and how to overcome them.

Critique & Revision – pupils give, receive, and use feedback to improve their process and products.

Public Product – pupils make their project work public by explaining, displaying and/or presenting it to people beyond the classroom.