Monday, February 15, 2010

Project Learning: Is it for Everyone?

I watched the video based on Project Learning. Basically, students pick a topic and spend the year/semester planning field trips and working on research for this topic. I, personally, think this is a pretty neat idea. I do not, however, feel that this works for everybody. I understand technology has come a long way and teachers are trying to implement it more and more in todays classes. HOwever, i am not entirely opposed to "old school" teaching. I think students can have just as much fun and learn with hands on activities without necessarily using technology. The school i did my observation at did not have that many computers. So where are these students supposed to make their slide shows, should a teacher decide to implement aproject based learning assignment? I do believe that using a project based learning assignment would teach one aspect of the subject being taught. What about the other aspects of the subject? Should only one topic of Science be covered? Oh well, watch the video and see what you think. The video can be viewed here:

1 comment:

  1. Project based learning doesn't require the use of technology or making slideshows. The collaboration skills which students can practice and learn in a PBL setting are very important for many jobs today.