project / inquiry based content learning
Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
The Autodesk Foundation deserves credit for bringing Project-Based Learning ( PBL) to the attention of educators across the country during the 1990s. Founded by Joe Oakey, former Commissioner of Education in Vermont and Micronesia and former manager of Autodesk, Inc.’s Education Department, the Foundation spread the word nationally about Project-Based Learning from 1992 until its close in 2000. The Foundation supported schools and practitioners through the Tinkertech network, and the Project-Based Learning Network, and through the annual Kids Who Know and Do conference.
Page 4 of 1 25 Tools, Technologies, and Best Practices
Inquiry-based learning [ 1 ] describes approaches to learning that are based in the idea that when people are presented with a scenario or problem and assisted by a facilitator , they will identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. Inquiry-based learning includes Problem-based learning , and can be used in small scale investigations and projects, as well as research . [ 2 ]
Home » Videos PBL in Philadelphia
Several authors (e.g., Kraft, 1991; Richards, 1977) have pointed out that experiential learning dates back beyond recorded history and remains pervasive in current society, whether formalized by educational institutions or occurring informally in day-to-day life. In this sense, experiential learning is not an alternative approach, but the most traditional and fundamental method of human learning. Ironically, the current perception of experiential education as different is probably less due to new developments in experiential learning than it is to the normalization of didactic teaching as the mainstream educational methodology.
Experiential education is a philosophy of education that describes the process that occurs between a teacher and student that infuses direct experience with the learning environment and content. [ 1 ] The term is not interchangeable with experiential learning ; however experiential learning is a sub-field and operates under the methodologies of experiential education. [ 2 ] The Association for Experiential Education regards experiential education "a philosophy that informs many methodologies in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities." [ 3 ] Experiential education is the term for the philosophy and educational progressivism is the movement which it informed.
What are problem, project, and inquiry based learning? How are these approaches alike and different? How do I choose the best approach for my technology-rich classroom? A project-based approach is enjoyable for everyone involved. Can fun activities really promote learning? Over the past decade an increasing number of studies have shown the positive impact of project-based learning on achievement.
The Basics Features of Project-Based Instruction
Implementation of Multiple Intelligences Supported Task-Based Learning in EFL/ESL Classrooms, by Gokhan Bas, Karen's Linguistics IssuesImplementation of Multiple Intelligences Supported Project-Based Learning in EFL/ESL Classrooms
Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers - Huge Collection - Instant Lessons View Collection
print version Language Support for Students in the Home and in School
ESL activities on social issues can be a great way to spark a 'natural' conversation in the classroom.