Project-based learning (PBL) works, but not all project-based learning is alike. PBL Expert Suzie Boss takes us into assessment, project design, and teacher PD for more effective, meaningful projects that improve learning.
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Project-based learning should not be memorization and regurgitation. It shouldn't be something you can Google with a simple answer. It should require deep digging, application, creativity and more. We also talk about the power of audience and student learning. We discuss the challenge of fair, consistent assessment of projects across schools and districts.
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Who is Suzie Boss?
Suzie Boss@suzieboss, education writer and consultant, is the author of several books, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and Bringing Innovation to School. She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and a member of the Buck Institute for Education National Faculty.
- The OECD report cited in the show is available online: http://www.oecd.org/education/new-approach-needed-to-deliver-on-technologys-potential-in-schools.htm
- The Buck Institute for Education has some helpful project-based learning resources.
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