Tuesday, May 12, 2009

deeper thinking ---projects

When students participate in project activities, they have to do more than just sit in the desk and soak up information. Actively gathering information, preparation, and presentation of information to peers gives additional time for deeper thinking. They give students time for hands on activity. Students have to plan how to gather information and decide what is the best way to present it to the class.


  1. I like the idea of having students make the 'plan' on gathering information. I believe that this level of independence is pertinent to learning!

  2. Jennifer I certainly agree with your statements about the importance of active participation in order for the students to be enthusiastic about the learning. Being able to work cooperatively and create projects is a great way for them to feel pride and ownership in the skills and concepts they're expected to master!