Making it R.E.A.L. Real-world Education Accelerates Learning
As an art educator it is my goal to use real-world projects to accelerate student learning and to connect them with future career choices. When students can make connections with how their learning applies to the real-world we begin as teachers to make it r.e.a.l. for them. Real-World Education Accelerates Learning
I hope that browsing my web site will benefit your own teaching methodology and inspire your project planning.
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Most of the student projects you will view stem from the concept of project-based learning. You can read more about various theories I apply under the Theory tab. Project-based learning is organized around projects that provide real-world context and framework for learning. Real-world experiences enhance problem-solving skills, critical thinking, collaborative and leadership skills, and aid in personal student empowerment (Gonzales & Nelson, 2005).
Research from Thomas, as cited in Gonzales & Nelson shows that project–based learning provides:
• Greater student interest, motivation and empowerment.
• More sophisticated skill set and knowledge of subject matter.
• Enhanced problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
• Better-developed collaborative and leadership skills
• Higher congruency with workplace needs (2005)