Our unique approach to Inquiry-Based Learning includes the use of both Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning strategies. Below are key distinctions of each strategy.
- Tends to target fewer standards (Activity Level)
- Problem communicated through a scenario
- Establishes real-world connection through "roles" students play in addressing the problem
- Emphasis on the problem and solution paths students take
- Tends to address more standards (Unit Level)
- Problem communicated through a real-world formatted document (Ex. Request for Proposal)
- Establishes real-world connections through the use of project management skills
- Emphasis on the process and application of content through a complex product
Problem and Project-Based Learning both provide an experience in which learners access not only content and skills relevant to the course but also skills and attitudes relevant to college and career readiness. Through PBL, learners develop and strengthen an understanding of content by engaging in design, inquiry, and creativity.