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Wish I could have said both are appropriate in the right time and place. Certain topics are best done didactically, and others experientiallly. Any time we decide that it's "either/or" we are Saying that we won't ever need a particular tool. No craftsperson would toss out a tool just because they have another one that does some things better.
project based learning is better than textbook learning because, project learning deals with hands on problems.i have interviewed a few people on this subject, everybody said that project learning is the way to go.
Well i think that project-learning is way better than traditional textbook learning, because PBL is dealing with hands on projects. traditional textbook learing just has a lot of writing and has nothing to do with hands on learning.
I have been teaching at a project-based learning school for the past 4 years, and I agree exactly with what you're saying. Next year, I will look for a job at a traditional school. Not only is my school project-learning based, it also is combined with technology. Students have their own laptops and are frequently off-task. I feel like they are learning less than the student in a traditional school. Their completed projects seem shallow and not very academic.
If the students can't read the textbook, we are doing a disservice in NOT helping them to read more the more difficult texts. After all, first they learn to read, then they read to learn. We have to help them read and understand textbooks, otherwise we haven't done our job.
It's easy for a teacher to say, write a poem or create a skit over The Alamo, for example. What you get in the end isn't information knowledge in a skit, it's usually shallow garbage that isn't worth much. I have taught project-based learning in my school for the last 4 year, and now see that from PBL alone, their learning is shallow.