Project Based Learning

How PBL looks inside a real Aussie school?


At Parramatta Marist High the New Tech Network’s Project Based Learning model is employed with Year 7-10.

What is Project Based Learning?

According to the Buck Institute: Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

What does PBL look like?

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Parramatta Marist High iBook

Teaching PBL:

I was fortunate enough to complete my last university practicum at Parramatta Marist High and therefore had a good understanding of how project based learning worked prior to starting my job here. Honestly, it can be quite overwhelming to begin with because it is so different to what we consider ‘traditional teaching’.

Here are the facts:

  • 60 students in a class
  • 2 team teachers
  • Projects can be stand alone or integrated with another subject
  • 100 minute periods
  • Open plan…

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