Sunday, April 11, 2010

Project Learning, Better Than a Classroom

The video, Project Learning: An Overview, is exactly how I feel a classroom should be. If a school has the resources of computers and technology then they should be able to use it and allow the students to create projects of their own. It is a proven fact that children learn better when there are more hands on activities, so if there are projects involved they are more likely to absorb that knowledge and improve their learning strategies and knowledge of subject matter.

I agree 100% with the man that says they should take curriculum out and put project learning in. As you can see, these students are doing high tech things such as single cell organism studies, building electronic race cars, and even researching the ocean reefs to expand their knowledge of what they should know. If a student is just left to memorize definitions and never has a chance to really get down and dirty into the subject, they will never retain the information.

As a student, I strongly encourage teachers later on to have this kind of subject matter and involve project learning in the classroom more than just books, papers, and pencil and to expand away from testing and things that are deemed important. Students will be happier and a lot more able to expand their knowledge on the things they would like to learn.


  1. Great post! I agree with you on this. It is important for future teachers to make learning fun and hands-on. Sometimes I wish that I could have had more hands-on activities than just trying go memorize definitions.

  2. So glad to hear you support project based learning! I heartily agree we need more PBL in our schools and classrooms. :-)

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