Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the Classroom: Setup, Integration and Reflection

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Lesson of project Based Learning in the Classroom: Setup, Integration and Reflection


This course has been created for educators who want to learn more about Project-Based Learning (PBL) and how they can integrate this topic into their lessons and school curriculum using the latest techniques and classroom tools. PBL offers students an opportunity to be more engaged in the lessons and provides students with a deeper understanding of the topic through simultaneous exposure to a variety of learning methods

In this engaging and hands-on course, participants will gain an understanding of what Project Based Learning is, which tools are best for integrating PBL into their lessons, how to monitor and assess students using PBL and reflect on how educators can integrate PBL into their own teaching practices. 

By the end of this course, students will have gained greater insight into PBL projects for the classroom and how to integrate PBL into their lessons. They will become more confident in their own teaching and assessments and will take away ideas on how to integrate PBL into their classroom and school curriculum. 

In addition, course participants will walk away with a working PBL model and be provided with all the necessary components needed to carry out their project at their own school. They will also learn more about the PBL process and become more confident with initiating and starting other projects within their own school, local community, or other teachers within the EU.

Concept by: Ilaria Barbieri

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Understand what PBL is and how to confidently implement it in class;
  • Gain insight into a variety of activities that you can implement into PBL;
  • Understand how media and technology can be integrated into PBL;
  • Assess student’s PBL projects confidently using rubrics;
  • Create detailed PBL lesson plans;
  • Implement school-wide PBL programs.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & Intro to Project Based learning

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities.

Intro to Project Based learning

  • Understanding what Project Based Learning is and looking at some examples;
  • Establishing ways in which PBL can be implemented into the classroom; 
  • Brainstorming and begin your own PBL project;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – PBL related activities

  • Demonstrating several PBL activities; 
  • Guiding students on the PBL project; 
  • Managing pair and group work;
  • Integrating media into PBL; 
  • Reflecting on which types of media is best for PBL. 

Day 3 – Implementing PBL

  • Keeping PBL projects within a timeframe;
  • Consulting with students;
  • Assessment: Rubrics and Portfolios;
  • Peer to peer review;
  • Student self-assessment.

Day 4 – Designing a PBL lesson

  • Creating a detailed PBL lesson plan.

Day 5 – Presenting PBL

  • Finishing up and presenting your PBL lesson plan with rubric;
  • Brainstorming and discussing school-wide PBL programs.

Day 6 – Course closure & Excursion

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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Reviews about this course

I want to thank Ada and Federico for their dedication and hospitality. They were always eager to help us. During this course, I have learned to organize a PBL properly and to realize that we have same problems , difficulties or doubts worldwide. This is the second Erasmus + project I attend at Europass teachers academy and I have enjoyed both. Thanks indeed to all the staff.

Desiree Delgado Muñoz

Great experience. I’m glad to have learnt a new didactic methodology.

Maria Giulia Ermacora

Great trainer, excellent course, a lot of new ideas for daily teaching practice! Thank you to our trainer Sheila!

Hans Schwatzer

In this course, we gained knowledge about inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning and project-based learning and differences about each of them. The course was very well structured and well organized. The teachers of the course were very professional and friendly. The participants were actively involved in every part of the course.

Mirna Krpan

I just finished this course and I really liked the course. Very well structured, welcoming staff and good leisure activities. The course teacher, Sheila Corwin, was just great. She gave us lots of tips and great resources, so do ask to be in her class. 😉 I do recommend the course and the course provider.

Celeste Simões

Thanks you so much for your hard work this week. I have really enjoyed the week and feel like I have learned so much.


This course has been so rewarding.  Thank you for all your hard work.  Thanks for everything.

Madelein and Mona

The course was really great- I came back with a lot of resources, the trainer is still in touch with us to support us in introducing the methodology in our school.

Bartosz Wilimborek

I really feel capable now of implementing this innovative method of teaching into my classroom.

Željka Brezni

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