Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Project-based instruction (PBI) engages learners in exploring authentic, important, and meaningful questions of real concern to students. Through a dynamic process of investigation and collaboration and using the same processes and technologies that real scientists, applied mathematicians and engineers use, students work in teams to formulate questions, make predictions, design investigations, collect and analyze data, make products and share ideas. Students learn fundamental science and mathematical concepts and principles that they apply to their daily lives. Project-based instruction helps all students regardless of culture, race, socioeconomic status or gender engage in learning.
I'm always being asked to present examples of student work in the PBI units they generate. Here are a number of nice examples from the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 semesters. Thanks to Colleagues Dr. Cesar Delgado, Sara Hawkins and Tara Craig... Enjoy!