All Brackitz activitivities and challanges us problem based learning, the engineering design process and spatial skills to enhance STEAM and STEM education. Afull list of challenges and activities is available on our education blog. Formatted..
If you are a parent or educator eager to know if problem based learning at the elementary is realistic, it can be helpful to see what PBL might look like in a real-world setting. The Association for Curriculum Development shared an example of one..
The days of a basic public school education, and even a Bachelor’s degree, providing enough for a young person to get started in a career are long over. The experts at EducationWorld.com noted this in a recent article entitled “Tomorrow’s..
The Center for Educational Technologies offers an incredibly effective explanation of problem based learning. Indicating that it is based on the idea of teaching “students to learn how to learn”, their definition goes on to say that this is..
In a 2013 article in the Washington Post, writer Valerie Strauss indicated that “rote repetition can result in some information being retained, although it is not a particularly effective method of encoding information into memory.” In that one..
The York Law School in the UK has introduced PBL or problem based learning into its methodology. To help students make the leap to such a major shift in teaching paradigms, it created a unique handbook to introduce the subject to new students. In..
Is rote learning an ideal approach at the elementary level? Do kids grades K-4 absorb knowledge from book learning and repetition more than they do from “hands on” opportunities? Psychological research suggests that the latter, hands-on activity,..
Since our initial inception as a country, The United States has served as a model for progressive thinking for the rest of the world. However, the perception of America as an innovative, forward-thinking, and creative country is beginning to..
As education expert Sir Ken Robinson states in his now famous TED Talk, we’re living in a time where we’re educating children for careers they’ll be retiring from in the 2060’s. Yet technology and society are advancing so rapidly that “nobody has..