Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

A project is defined as an in-depth investigation of a real world topic worthy of children's attention and effort. At University Elementary School, project-based learning encourages students to investigate real world topics in ways that are personally meaningful and that help prepare students for a lifetime of active learning.

Empowering Learning through Projects and Explorations

During Projects, teachers facilitate students' acquisition of new content by providing them with real-world topics to investigate, facilitating their inquiry and reflection on these topics, and making connections among specific academic subject areas.

Explorations provide students with a foundation in academic subjects that teachers review and expand upon over time. Projects bridge learning inside the classroom to learning beyond the boundaries of the school so that what is learned in school helps students to make meaning of their world.