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    Archive for July, 2012

    Is It Time to Throw Out the Textbooks?

    By - 25 Jul 2012

     

    As mentioned in my blog from October 19, 2011 regarding overcoming boredom and challenging assumptions, Project-Based Learning (PBL) is one approach with positive results in engaging students in the learning process, increasing motivation and improving performance in school. For students in such programs, going to school means working on real world problems, such as building and racing electric cars, snorkeling to survey coral reefs or advancing research on single-celled organisms. The video above provides a glimpse of Project-Based Learning in action.

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