Doing a project at the end of a unit is project oriented learning, and that is not project-based learning.
What is PBL?
Project-Based Learning is authentic learning that is focused on answering an essential question (or driving question).
This High Tech High video has a great tip for PBL, which is do the project yourself before giving it to the class.
- What tips can you share about discerning between PBL and project oriented learning?
- When is project oriented learning valuable? - And how can you portray that it's not PBL?
- What tips can you share about Project-Based Learning?