Projects need to be student directed and student led.
Books to improve project based learning - http://constructivistconsortium.org/books
Elements of a Project:
- Personally meaningful
- Complex, including serendipity
- Access and Constructive Materials
Questions Worth Asking:
- Is the problem solvable?
- Is the project monumental or substantial? - a pile of worksheets is not a project
- Who does the project satisfy?
- What can they do with that? - the project needs to lead to bigger questions or theory