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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?
At the Oxbow School, the arts and research magically interweave. Under a blue sky during the cool northern California winter, Michael Lopez was conducting first-person research for his final art project at the Oxbow School (1) , a semester-long art program in the Napa Valley. Lopez's subject was low-wage labor, and his research that afternoon consisted of raking leaves. As he worked, he ticked off the skills he had learned in fifteen weeks at the school: time management, self-control, a research-based approach to creating art, and confidence in his ability to talk about his ideas.
Concrete, authentic project-based learning helps students illustrate core knowledge. VIDEO: Project-Based Learning: An Overview