Monday, October 4, 2010

Applied Learning in NYC Schools

An interesting article from the website of the New York City Board of Education singing the praises of "Applied Learning":

What is important about an applied learning project is that it involves students in working to create a solution to a problem that addresses a genuine need, for which there is no preconceived plan and solution but for which there is an expectation of a genuine outcome.
Working on applied learning projects is a way of helping students make connections between what they learn in school and how that knowledge is used for real purposes both in school and out of school. One of the things that teachers notice about their students when they do projects like these is the level of interest and commitment the students demonstrate.

Read the whole thing here.

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