adult connections

Adult Connections in Project-Based Learning

Adult Connections in Project-Based Learning

Central to the practice of Project-Based Learning is the use of community partners, persons outside of the classroom, to interact with students through the completion of a project. The use of such adult connections has many proven benefits for students. When these connections are leveraged effectively, students demonstrate an elevated level of engagement, commitment to quality work, attendance, and motivation. We talk a lot about thinking beyond the guest speaker; while these interactions are still positive, the best use of community partners serves a larger role in a project.