Project-Based Learning: An Overview

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Nicole and Allison (not verified)

great special education tie in

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i think this is an excellent way to assess students with special needs because it allows them to use their strengths and learn from their fellow classmates. PBL is great for all students

Kayla S. Knopf (not verified)

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I think that Project Based Learning is a great idea. Students commented on how PBL allows them to learn from their experiences and through trial and error. I think that PBL can be more effective the traditional instruction is done so effectively, especially for special needs students. PBL can be more motivational that traditional learning as well because students are not just sitting in a chair listening to a lecture. Through this method of instruction, students can understand, apply, and retain information better and build skills, like critical thinking and communication.

I think that students who participate in PBL will value their work more, because it is relevant to them. I can only imagine how much the students building the electric cars learned through this project, and I’m sure that they will never forget this knowledge because it is interesting and exciting. Pursuing individual interests help students to excel. PBL helps build lifelong learning and generates motivation in all students because of the freedom of curriculum. This way of teaching is phenomenal.

Allison and Nicole (not verified)

Awesome PBL

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Right on! We absolutely loved it. The innovative approach to teaching project based learning is awesome. While some critics raised the issue of assessment, i think this is an excellent time to use authentic assessments via ruberics! Kids will now be able to see that there is a reason they're in school and they will want to learn more... curiosity is the soul of genius, and project based learning breeds curiosity

Melissa Erario (not verified)

EDUC 310

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I think project based learning is a great way for students to be involved hands-on and understand material concretely. Not only does this help students work with others and collaborate with projects, but it also helps with communication skills. Science and math seem to be a subject which is used often.

A negative about project based, is there seems to be computers and other forms of technology which is used, but developing good handwriting is a necessity for students to learn. Not all schools have the opportunity to even have one computer in the classroom. Using textbooks is important for students who have a different learning style. By incorporating some project based learning in the classroom with other types of learning, it will help all students who have different learning styles.

Amber Weeks (not verified)

Project-Based Learning seems

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Project-Based Learning seems to be a wonderful way for students to learn. The students in the videos appear to be having a great time learning. I think that is important for students to enjoy their learning experiences and PBL is the way to achieve that enjoyment for most students.

Minnie Mouse (not verified)

I really enjoyed watching

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I really enjoyed watching the video. It was very interesting listening to the points of views about project based learning and seeing students actually involved in their project based learning.

Amy McBride (not verified)

As a college early childhood

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As a college early childhood education major, I think these ideas are fabulous but I'm interested to see how this is used in a kindergarten classroom. It seems there is so much content that must be taught in early grades that it may be hard to balance the project based program with what is required.

Travis Collier (not verified)

I think this is a great

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I think this is a great idea it gets the students ready to work in the real world!!!!!

Kenny Powers (not verified)

Seems like it might be

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Seems like it might be difficult to implement. Could be a challenege to assess. Students that lack motivation could struggle with this type of learning.

Ron Sease, MAT (not verified)

Thick glasses by Mid-School

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Industrial Arts is a dieing breed in New Mexico and the dumbing down of America continues through forced standardized testing. Project Based Learning is what we (Elective teachers)do and should be done throughout every school. Insted we push children into little rooms, developing near sightedness for the rest of their lives, like myself. I was forced into retirement because Administrators concider Industrial Arts and the Arts a dinosaur. The universities, here, haven't trained Industrial Arts teachers in over 30 years. Insted we could be producing the cars and arcitecture of the future and developing fuel cells. We could design and develop cities that think!
I have a design for a school from K to PhD resembling a Star Fleet Academy totally built on the concept of Project Based Learning. A fun Place.

Most Sincerely
Ron Sease, MAT

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