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Project Based Learning

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Core Principles of PBL

“Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”

--Benjamin Franklin


PBL deals with real everyday problems.


PBL follows a student-centered approach where learners build their knowledge and the teacher is a facilitator.


PBL encourages students to build their knowledge and to exchange ideas, in a collaborative manner.


PBL promotes self- directed learning skills among students.

What is Project based learning ?

Project based learning is an instructional methodology that motivates students to learn by applying knowledge, to develop skills, and to be active learners.


Project-Based Learning is like finding a natural home within the framework of International Baccalaureate programs. Both highlight deep conceptual understanding. Through PBL we seek to inculcate 21st-century skills, in particular critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration, in students. PBL is the pivotal principle of the Center of Excellence @BGSIAS

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Project based Learning @Center Of Excellence - BGSIAS

At COE, students learn various technical skills, enhance their creative skills, empower themselves with soft skills, and develop their overall personality. They solve challenges that relate to the global context and gear themselves up for lifelong learning.


PBL provides opportunities for in-depth inquiry throughout the journey of a student and allows him/her to authentically connect his/her work to the real world. The main emphasis is on self-directed learning, which is inquiry-based.


At COE, students gain skills that are vital in the workplace and in life, such as how to take initiative, work responsibly, solve problems, collaborate in teams, and communicate ideas, by working on well-defined, transdisciplinary projects.

Why Project based learning?

The prior model of passive learning coupled with rote-learning is no longer sufficient for students to survive in today’s world.


Flourishing in the 21st century demands academic skills as well as skills like critical thinking, collaboration, teamwork, etc. PBL helps students to develop skills for living in a competitive, digital world. Project-Based Learning promotes a student-centered learning environment, individual as well as collaborative learning, and an in-depth understanding of concepts. Further, it ensures that the learning is long-lasting and reflective. 

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Goals of Project based learning

  • Teach academic content knowledge and skills
  • Develop a deeper conceptual understanding.
  • Build 21st-century skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity/innovation.
  • Help students become conscious and responsive to their own academic, personal, and social development.
  • Help students gain confidence in encountering new challenges in school and life.

Advantages Of Project Based Learning​

  • It promotes important skills like group work, self-determined learning, self-assessment skills, time management, project work, oral and written expression skills.
  • It improves student motivation, which translates into better academic performance and greater persistence within the study.

Impact of Project based learning

A lot of researchers have worked on measuring the impact of PBL, on the students. It is evident that PBL in a small-group setting has a strong positive effect on student learning, achievements, and skills acquired. The students are found to be better problem-solvers, self-aware, and self-motivated.

The Researches conducted constantly showed that students taught using PBL exhibited:​

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