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Assessing Student Project Work | Creative Educator
Authentic assessment evaluates content knowledge as well as skills like creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation.
teaching  bestpractice  projectbased  pedogagy 
26 days ago by adamcollado
Kindergarten are working on their artworks for their PBL exhibition
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6 weeks ago by pipcleaves
Making Curriculum Fun with the Iditarod Race | Getting Smart
High-quality learning gets students excited. The can be a unique way to accomplish that:
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august 2018 by guslafontaine
Our recent podcast looks at the importance of and how incorporates engineering:…
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december 2016 by gourock_swimming
Self-Directed Learning
In contrast to the widely embraced practice of students studying textbooks and engaging in lab work with prearranged outcomes, the problem-based science method supports the development of the following skills:

Constructed knowledge
As a means to solve a problem, students need to apply prior and new knowledge. It’s not about learning facts and moving on. A student might say, for instance, “I want this object to light up and move.” The teacher doesn’t offer a solution. Instead, he or she provides the student with materials to find a solution. In the process, the student will learn not just about circuitry, resistors, polarity, and more, but also about how to apply this new knowledge to solve a specific problem. 

Divergent thinking
Brainstorming ideas with others is a large part of the fun, as well as the challenge, of working in a maker space. Letting go of the fear of peer judgment, as well as the quick rush to judge others, is difficult. When it happens, however, it can be a magical exercise in creativity. Getting into the habit of considering divergent thinking — and seeing the way that staying open to ideas can lead to breakthroughs — makes the practice easier over time.

Convergent thinking
Taking several factors into account, including one’s own testing and observations, to settle on a process for finding a solution to a problem is a form of convergent, or integrative, thinking — an important skill today, says Tim Brown, an executive at IDEO, a design and consulting firm. In a maker space, a student can choose to solve a problem alone or engage in collaborative work with other students.

Finding Success Through Failure
In the more traditional science classroom, or any academic classroom for that matter, a child is encouraged to attempt to solve a problem maybe one or two times before the teacher assesses his or her knowledge and skill. In such a setting, failure becomes a negative label that stays with a child — especially if required to move on to a new subject, project, or paper and leave a weak piece of work behind. In a maker space, failure is not a threat, but a natural part of the process of asking questions and testing ideas. Indeed, deep learning is impossible without it.
learning  making  selfdirected  selforganized  selfassessed  projectbased  problembased  inquirybased 
january 2014 by willrichardson
Daniel H Pink: employees are faster and more creative when solving other people's problems - Telegraph
---Interesting to think about w/re to project work/PBL etc.<br />
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Over the years, social scientists have found that abstract thinking leads to greater creativity. That means that if we care about innovation we need to be more abstract and therefore more distant. But in our businesses and our lives, we often do the opposite. We intensify our focus rather than widen our view. We draw closer rather than step back.<br />
That's a mistake, Polman and Emich suggest. "That decisions for others are more creative than decisions for the self... should prove of considerable interest to negotiators, managers, product designers, marketers and advertisers, among many others," they write.
creativity  work  education  itrt  pbl  projectbased  research  from delicious
may 2011 by twwoodward

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