Project-Based Teaching

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Project-Based Teaching Handbook

Project-Based Teaching

Project-Based Teaching is a step-by-step guide designed to help career technical teachers integrate project-based teaching into their classroom. No abstract concepts…no technical jargon…just plain information you can use, written specifically for career technical programs. This is the one book no teacher should be without.

This step-by-step guide to implementing project-based teaching was developed by a teacher-educator with solid experience in teaching project-based workshops to career technical teachers. It is written in a user-friendly format from a first-person point of view with many personal experiences and tried-and-tested techniques.

You’ll find out what project-based teaching is, why it is so valuable to student learning, how to introduce it to your class, and you’ll even get specific project examples you can use in your own classroom. Sample forms are provided to show you how to assess project-based learning, including both group and individual assessment. This guide also includes activities you can use to teach your students to use problem solving and critical thinking…two of the building blocks of project-based learning.

Why is project-based teaching so important? Through project-based education students learn:

  • Planning and design skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time and resource management
  • Project management
  • Self-evaluation
  • Peer teaching (by teaching others)
  • Open-mindedness
  • Teamwork

What other classroom activity involves so much student learning?

Here’s what this guide covers…

  • Introduction to Project-Based Teaching
    • Defining project-based teaching
    • What students learn
    • Introducing project-based learning to the class
    • Working in groups
    • Survivor activity
    • Space activity
    • Interpersonal skills
  • Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Project-based teaching
    • Selecting a project
    • Assigning groups
    • Determining outcomes
    • Planning for assessment
    • Allowing enough time
    • Discussions following a project-based activity
    • Assigning grades
    • Checklist for designing a project-based activity
    • Sample project
    • Group assessment form
    • Individual assessment form
  • Ideas for project-based activities
  • Problem solving activities
  • Related web sites and textbooks

Order your copy today and get your students started on the path to solving real-world problems.

2011, 70 pages

PBT – Project-Based Teaching Handbook — $25.00

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