Educators, particularly those working with secondary youth, are constantly exploring the best ways for student engagement that would offer them specific life and professional skills as well as knowledge of the world around them. Many educators are now starting to focus on project based learning (PBL) as a means to advancing student learning.
In this piece published in KQED News and written by Katrina Schwartz (10/8/17), educator Mike Gwaltney talks about his experiences with PBL:
“We ought to be teaching stuff that has real meaning for people,” Gwaltney said. He believes students are more keyed into global issues and current events than many adults know. The young people he has worked with care about what’s happening in the world around them. When teachers tap into that passion, students are capable of producing work that impacts the world beyond school.
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