Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Project Based Learning: Explained

Students from Rhodes Park Secondary School, Za...Image via WikipediaThe description on the site reads: "This simple video makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills and competencies (collaboration, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be college and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities".

The video could certainly be useful as a starting point for discussion...with students and teachers. It could be a great way to encourage teachers to reflect on their own teaching practice, and work to put together a plan that engages their students more actively.

With students it could be used to start a conversation around why they are learning using a project based approach, which would link very neatly with this video where a student (Colby) talks about his own experiences with PBL over four years.

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