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Re: [xmca] Project Based Learning

Hey Andy:

I have been in schools that utilize this and have seen mixed results. When 
a very powerful PTA assists in the organization of a project and parents 
spend their time tying up loose ends I have seen $25,000 playgrounds 
built!  Students were incorporated into the project in various ways and 
then they earned school credits based on portfolios that documented both 
their participation as well as the progress of the project.  I have also 
seen gardens become overgrown and left untended.

Here is a great website that provides insight into a specific project 
based learning initiative:


A very worthwhile endeavor for helping to build social skills, teamwork 
and a sense of craftmanship.

Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net>
Sent by: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu
09/03/2009 10:26 AM
Please respond to ablunden; Please respond to "eXtended Mind, Culture, 

        To:     "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
        Subject:        [xmca] Project Based Learning

Can anyone give me an opinion on the value of Project-Based 
Learning. Does it work (in other than privielegd schools)? 
What are the main criticism?

Andy Blunden (Erythrós Press and Media) 
Orders: http://www.erythrospress.com/store/main.html#books

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