Project based learning (PBL) is an instructional practice that gives students an opportunity to learn while focused on sustained inquiry. The teacher becomes a facilitator of learning by guiding students through an inquiry-process that includes authentic learning leading to a student-created product that will be shown to an authentic audience. Preservice teachers often lack exposure to this type of inquiry-based learning from their own school experiences and may be intimidated by this type of pedagogy. This manuscript tells the story of one English preservice teacher’s experience learning to be more comfortable with PBL and the role teacher education played by providing teacher candidates with in-depth practice.
Margot, Kelly C. and Worden, Katherine
"The Best Way to Learn a Pedagogy is Practice: A Project-based Learning Journey,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 55:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mrj/vol55/iss2/7