Activity-based Instruction: Why and How
Step 3: Focus on an aspect of your practice
Read this article on project-based learning.
“Project-based Leaarning and the GED.” Anson Green, Focus on Basics, Volume 2, Issue B, June 1998.
Summary:Read the entire article. (Opens new browser window. Close it to return.)
In this article, the author describes how the Project FORWARD life skills curriculum is used with a GED class to encourage student collaboration as participants work towards their academic and life goals. The author observes that project-based learning prepares students for the GED and helps learners develop a strong sense of personal responsibility, a solid self-image, and good interpersonal skills while learning relevant material.
- Reflect on how project-based learning emphasizes cognitive development. Add to the web you created on activity-based instruction.
- Think about what higher-level cognitive skills are developed by using collaborative learning and project-based learning.
- Note your experiences, questions, and/or objections to project-based learning for GED preparation.
- Reflect on what you experienced and thought about during the self-study. What might you do differently in your instruction as a result?
- Develop a lesson plan that uses an activity-based instructional method. Use the Sample Instructional Plan [PDF].