PBL (Project Based Learning)
PBL is a powerful instructional method for weaving various concepts and skills into the curriculum using real-life experiences. The projects are designed to present real issues or problems to students in such a way that they feel responsible to find out workable solutions. The authenticity of the problem is the driving force for students, which makes them responsible for their learning. It also gives opportunities to students to use a variety of methods for finding out things (for example, observing, collecting data, and conducting research and interviews).
They do these activities in small as well as large groups. In the process, they learn to work with others, manage conflicts, communicate effectively and solve problems together. Another key feature of PBL is its integration of subjects. Each project weaves together concepts and skills from a variety of disciplines. These interconnections are visible to students as they engage with real-life situations. The project ends with a culmination where students showcase their learning through products generated by them, such as models or real-life setups, answering questions, self-peer-reflection, plays and skits, songs and activities.