Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How projects provide for deeping thinking

Projects are student centered instead of teacher centered. Students get to take control of their learning. Projects allow students to draw from their strengths and abilities and share those strenths with others. Through projects, students are required to engage in higher level thinking skills as they pull together what they have learned into a final presentation. Students that are not proficient at paper and pencil tasks can find success participating in projects.

Students access many resources while working on projects and are not limited to the textbook or teacher lecture.

1 comment:

  1. I like that you mentioned students drawing from their different strengths and weaknesses. We as teachers plan for differentiated learning so much, that it is nice for individuality to show naturally in a student planned project!