The case for project-based learning

Why learning should be messy.

In this excerpt from his book, “One Size Does Not Fit All: a student’s assessment of school,” a high school senior write about the benefits of project-based learning. However, he quotes educators who say the teaching method has been slow to catch on because it is “messy” and gets them into trouble with administrators who prefer seeing students being quiet in their seats. He also quotes Howard Gardner as preferring a combination of two models: hands-on exploration and structured apprenticeship.

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