5 common misconceptions that surround project-based learning

07/3/2011 | Edutopia.org

John Larmer, director of product development at the Buck Institute for Education, counters some popular misconceptions about project-based learning in this blog post. Larmer argues that not all projects and hands-on activities fit the guidelines of project-based learning, which requires students to solve a complex problem and may not lead to a physical product in the end. He also rejects the concepts that project-based learning takes too much time, is difficult to manage, and cannot be used with students who have learning disabilities or are English-language learners.

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