Thursday, November 12, 2009

project based learning article

I found a very good article that discusses the effects of project based learning on a student. Hootstien (1994) describes how simulations can help a students to achieve more in this article it helps a student to see how something really works. It discusses a hands on activity. An activity that allows the student to create something. In school today we as teachers dont give a lot of time for studfents to explore. We guide them most of the time. A simulation allows a students to make there own mistakes and backtrack till they get it right. The main point of this article was
“Simulations help students to develop and practice their decision-making skills.” In school that should be our main goal anyway.

Hootstein, E. (1994). Motivating students to learn. The clearing house. 67 (4). 213.

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