Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
New York, February 6: Bilal Zubair Khan, an alumnus of US State Department’s Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program represented Pakistan at the Annual Youth Assembly 2014 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He was part of several panels and discussion events, and spoke at the assembly about entreprenurial startups by women in developing countries.
Over winter break, instead of attending their Korean high schools, NSLI-Y students explored the art of storytelling. After learning traditional folktales and lots of practice, they took a trip back to Kindergarten to perform for an audience!
Connected learning, virtual exchanges, and global project-based learning are increasingly recognized as important teaching and learning strategies in classrooms worldwide. Through a global project, students acquire important 21st century skills and global competencies, allowing them to communicate ideas, recognize other perspectives, and take action while connecting their learning to real world issues. Today, David Potter and Jennifer Russell of iEARN-USA share the five most important steps to building a global partnership.
YES Alumni Bangladesh organised the Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems (TSSEP), from March 15 to 27, to show high-school students how technology can be used as a tool to solve social problems...
The Adobe Youth Voices Awards is a global challenge that invites youth to creatively express their vision for driving change in local communities and to present potential solutions through visual storytelling. Media must be submitted by April 18, 2014.
And finally to be one is to be you. Now, everybody talked aboutmassive open online learning. I don't care about the massiveness of open online learning. It's important - that there are seven billion people in the planet, whatever we do has got to work for everyone of them - but it's only going to work for every one of them, one person at a time. There's no other way of doing it. There's no other way of doing it because there's no other way that's going to be genuine. There's no other way that's going to be effective. What makes the MOOCs special is that each person taking the MOOCs makes it their own. They create and shape their own learning according to thier own needs and their own interests, their own values, their own objectives. And that to me is what learning and education is all about.
Fun read! Lots of iEARN and Learning Circles concepts reflected in this thoughtful post about teaching and learning:
Through this project I have learned about taking risks and "thinking outside the box," as an educator. I am excited to say that not only my class, but all first graders at my school, will be participating in the Earth Day activities, that I developed with the help of the specials teachers. As a second year teacher, I had never done anything like this before and am having fun learning "on the fly".
YouthCaN students and teachers use a variety of online technologies to network on environmental issues. We hope you will join us! IDs and passwords are needed, so write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.