How to Utilize Project Based Learning at School
Listening to lectures, taking notes, and writing papers do not naturally engage most students — especially those with ADHD. To make topics come alive, encourage students to touch, experience, and interact with their lessons. Here’s how.
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I’m curious if you have a recommendation for which age this is appropriate for? I am a parent who trialed a PBL school. I found that it was harder for my Kindergarten and 1st grade students who needed a little more structure in order to learn reading and basic math. However, it seemed to work well for third grade and above. Have any of your studies looked at this? I know the brain does some major developing in the K-3 years and I’m just wondering if PBL provides enough structure for those ages? No doubt children still need to move and play at that age, I’m just curious about the learning piece.
I think it can be adapted to be successful at any age, by incorporating play and movement with more structured learning.
This study explains that a lot more research is done on PBL in middle and high school environments, but that studies on PBL at elementary ages have yielded positive results as well: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ijpbl/vol11/iss2/9/.
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