project-based learning

How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Part 2 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

March 3, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Socrates said that “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” It’s an apt metaphor for learning, but how exactly do you go about kindling those flames? Encouraging student agency is a great way to start! Read on for ideas of how to do so, and don’t miss last week’s post on the value of self-directed learning.

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The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

Part 1 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

February 28, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

The term “self-directed learning” has been flying around education circles, but what exactly is it and why is it important in the classroom? We tackle these questions and more below.

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Exploring Project-Based Learning

April 23, 2013

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In the Classroom
Exploring Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning, or PBL, has gained popularity over the past few years as an active approach to learning. Centered around a specific, real-world question or problem, projects are usually collaborative endeavors intended to engage students deeply in a topic and help them develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and other life skills.

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