BIE Book Excerpt: What Project Based Learning is Not

The following is an excerpt from chapter 4, “Designing a Project,” in Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, co-published in May 2015 by BIE and ASCD.When you’re designing a project, keep in mind that Project Based Learning is not the same as “doing a project.” Here are some of the many examples of assignments or activities that are sometimes called “projects” that, although they may have a legitimate place in the classroom, are not PBL: