Category Archives: project-based learning

PBL and Polytechnic Education

I spend a good part of yesterday with a delightful delegation of Indonesian professors here on an Internship Program on Establishing Centres of Technology in Polytechnic. As part of a CiCan–Humber College partnership they spent the day at Conestoga looking … Continue reading

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The Essentials of Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) offers students the opportunity to explore and solve authentic, complex, open-ended problems. This approach encourages deeper learning, makes students more accountable for their own learning, and when implemented well, really engages students in what they are … Continue reading

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Do our Kids Learn how to Learn?

In the last few days I’ve gone back to revisit Carol Dweck’s work in the area of growth mindset. The success of the Brainology program with senior elementary students had me thinking about ways that I could incorporate similar sessions … Continue reading

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Using Animoto

Came across a PBL posting today about having students use various tools to document the research, progress and results of physical science and chemistry projects. One of the tools mentioned is Animoto, an online program that “automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, … Continue reading

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Takes on Project-Based Learning

I had almost given up on watching my blog and news feeds on project-based learning. It seems that the definition of project-based learning (PBL) has taken on a new meaning lately … one that isn’t quite in line with the … Continue reading

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