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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge. Read a short introductory article or watch an in-depth video. Release Date: 3/2/09 Credits Produced, Written, and Directed by Ken Ellis


Why Teach with Project-Based Learning?: Providing Students With a Well-Rounded Classroom Experience Because project-based learning is filled with active and engaged learning, it inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying. Research also indicates that students are more likely to retain the knowledge gained through this approach far more readily than through traditional textbook-centered learning. In addition, students develop confidence and self-direction as they move through both team-based and independent work. In the process of completing their projects, students also hone their organizational and research skills, develop better communication with their peers and adults, and often work within their community while seeing the positive effect of their work. Because students are evaluated on the basis of their projects, rather than on the comparatively narrow rubrics defined by exams, essays, and written reports, assessment of project-based work is often more meaningful to them. Students also thrive on the greater flexibility of project learning.

The Power of Project Learning By Wayne D'Orio Here’s a riddle: Imagine there is a learning technique proven effective through 100 years of use that is now enhanced by the power of today’s technology. Imagine it can excite learners to continue their work well past the parameters of the school day. 15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students to think about school. Rather than strictly academic lessons and units, real-world problems can be solved, and students gain experience with long-term management of the learning process, and the possibility of self-direction. Project-Based Learning allows naturally embedding of “school” in authentic environments whether those are digital or physical.

How cl motivates students and teachers Cooperative Learning (CL) is an instructional strategy that employs avariety of motivational techniques to make instruction more relevant andstudents more responsible. This chapter outlines the benefits of CL interms of its motivational impact. Benefits of Cooperative Learning In Relation to Student Motivation Dr.Theodore Panitz Introduction Project-Based Learning: An Overview Student: We would place the dome right here, for instance. Narrator: These sophomore geometry students in Seattle, have a problem. And they're excited about solving it. Eeva: The problem that they have to solve, is how do you design a state of the art high school in the year 2050, on a particular site. Students are in teams of three to four, and they're in a design competition for a contract to build it.

The Global Classroom Project: 2012-13 - Mystery skype The Global Classroom Project, Hello Little World Skypers, and the Global Virtual Classroom have teamed up to create a Mystery Skype contact list! Our combined efforts will give you many contacts throughout the world. These contacts are dedicated teachers who strive to connect their students globally and provide a rich learning experience.Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other.

Educating the 21st Century When does the course begin? This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. How long will the course be available? Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning What is constructivism? How does this theory differ from traditional ideas about teaching and learning? What does constructivism have to do with my classroom? Expert Interview What is the history of constructivism, and how has it changed over time? What are some critical perspectives?

Students Thrive on Cooperation and Problem Solving Project-based learning teaches kids the collaborative and critical-thinking abilities they'll need to compete. Credit: Veer Let's assume the No Child Left Behind Act works fine and that by 2014 every student meets the targeted standards and passes his or her state's exit exam. Will those students be successful as citizens and workers in the twenty-first century? Not a chance. Let's further assume that each state's governor gets the one-on-one computer bug and equips all of each state's students with top-flight portable PCs.

Challenge Based Learning - Next Steps Welcome! Thank you for joining the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) Community. The community is a dynamic environment where you can learn about CBL, collaborate, organize challenge teams, propose challenges and offer solutions. New to CBL? Creating a new Challenge Proposal? Check out the the step sheet on how to create a challenge proposal (PDF). Teorías y modelos sobre el aprendizaje en entornos conectados y ubicuos. Bases para un nuevo modelo teórico a partir de una visión critica del “conectivismo” Zapata-Ros, Miguel Teorías y modelos sobre el aprendizaje en entornos conectados y ubicuos. Bases para un nuevo modelo teórico a partir de una visión critica del “conectivismo”., 2012 [Preprint] English abstract