Hawker Brownlow Education

Are Humans Wild at Heart? and Other Epic English Projects for Years 9-10

Author: Bianca Hewes, Lee Hewes

Availability: In Stock

Code: HB7392

ISBN: 9781760017392

No of Pages: 176

Publish date: 16/06/2016

Price: $35.95

Description

This book has been designed to support you as you
begin experimenting with Project Based Learning (PBL) in your English
classroom. Trying out something new in the classroom is always a daunting
experience because feedback on success or failure is immediate. The great thing
about PBL is that it is creative for both the teacher and the student, and that
means that experimentation, and sometimes failure, is a natural part of the
process. The methodology of PBL is relevant to areas other than English – it
can be used in a range of subjects, with many projects actually integrating
more than one subject across the curriculum.


The book has been structured into three distinct
parts, designed to help you feel supported in your PBL journey.


PART ONE: The
What, Why and How of Project Based Learning


The first part of the book provides you with some
background information about the nature and purpose of PBL, as well as
outlining key strategies to ensure a successful and enjoyable learning
experience for you and your students. This section also includes a discussion
of how assessment works in PBL, as well as the relationship between PBL and the
Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities.


PART TWO: Sample
Projects


The second part of the book provides you with a
selection of sample projects suitable for students in Years 9 and 10. You will
be pleasantly surprised that a lot of the activities in this section look
familiar – that’s because PBL is about taking the best teaching strategies and
re-purposing them. The difference with PBL is that it empowers students to see
a purpose for their learning beyond the classroom and to feel confident that
they know where they are headed while they move through the project process.


PART THREE: Additional
Resources


The third part of the book is full of extra resources
to help you design and run your own engaging projects for your English classes.


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