17 September 2014

Developing critical thinking using project-based learning

Greg Whitby speaks to Rosei Espedido, Maths and Science teacher at Parramatta Marist High School, about the school’s approach to project-based learning. The school is currently collaborating with a school in the United States on a science project that looks metaphorically at the bridges that connect education and the way education is moving.

Espedido elaborates on the changes in the way the students learn and what the successes of the project indicate about future teacher practice.

Confused about project-based learning and problem-based learning? Click to read yesterday's article which examined the differences between the two pedagogies.

Have you used project-based learning in your classroom?

How did students respond to the change in pedagogy?

What evidence did you collect to inform future decisions?

Greg Whitby

Greg Whitby is an Australian educator. He is the Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, NSW. To read more about his views on education, visit http://bluyonder.wordpress.com/

Or, engage with him directly via Twitter: @gregwhitby.


  • It’s very useful, I’m interested in that way, but it’s not easy way for teachers’ innovations. In our project constructive discussions supported them

    26 September 2014

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