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Activity-based Instruction: Why and How

Step 3: Focus on an aspect of your practice

  1. Read this article on project-based learning.

    “Project-based Leaarning and the GED.” Anson Green, Focus on Basics, Volume 2, Issue B, June 1998.

    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.

    book Read the entire article. (Opens new browser window. Close it to return.)

    • 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.
  2. Reflect on what you experienced and thought about during the self-study. What might you do differently in your instruction as a result?
  3. Develop a lesson plan that uses an activity-based instructional method. Use the Sample Instructional Plan [PDF].

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1. Read the research ::: 2. Reflect on this research ::: 3. Focus on your practice