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Fill in the blank and you have heard about some type of ‘based learning’. With all these different terms and methods it is hard to distinguish one from the other. Many overlap and this post will be my attempt to help distinguish between them all and provide resources if you want to learn more.
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Three popular ways to teach students to discover knowledge are through project-based learning, problem-based learning, and inquiry-based learning. These terms are often used interchangeably, although there are some differences among them.
Projects in the classroom are as old as the classroom itself.
“Projects” can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time. While project-based learning (PBL) also features projects, in PBL the focus is more on the process of learning and learner-peer-content interaction that the end-product itself.