‘Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.’ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning
'... the private act of writing bears traces of the primary purpose in language, to share experience ...The skills model is only indirectly aware of such a purpose: its ideal pupils might well be copy-typists …’ Dixon, J (1975) Growth Through English
HSC IS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT … AND WE’RE ALL BEING HACKED TO DEATH BY IT ONE MINDLESS, PRE-PREPARED ESSAY AT A TIME!!
What does PBL look like in the English classroom?
Year 10 Poetry: Can Cyborgs Write Poetry? Product: Own poem conveying response to DQ. Poem Video
PROBLEMS resistance from students (esp. top students) frustration of students frustration with systems (assessment schedule, external examinations) lack of team-work skills from students lack of research skills in students passive learners parents: is my child learning?