Projects VS Project Based Learning


  1. Defines and explains what project based learning is.


Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

  1. Research and summarize an example of a class that used project based learning from the internet.  Was this project successful? Would you find the project interesting?  Why? Why not?

Seymour Papert, a distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is among

a growing group of scholars who support project-based learning.  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. They quickly see how academic work can connect to real-life issues — and may even be inspired to pursue a career or engage in activism that relates to the project they developed.

Students also thrive on the greater flexibility of project learning. In addition to participating in traditional assessment, they might be evaluated on presentations to a community audience they have assiduously prepared for, informative tours of a local historical site based on their recently acquired expertise, or screening of a scripted film they have painstakingly produced.

I would find the part where robots would teach kids pretty interesting because it’s a different way of teaching kids and they can maybe learn better. They would have better projects, and interact more, and it would have a positive effect on their work. They would have their own criteria and it would be easier for them to complete their work.

  1. Think of a way we could use Project Based Learning in our class.

So mr nagra could give us like anything something like a topic and we could do ant type of project on it that is individual and they could also present their project in a different way. This would show how they learned it.


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