Monthly Archives: September 2011

Making a Mess of PBL

Every so often, I re-read Dan Pink’s blog post called “Why you should come up with at least 1 bad idea today,” and I’m reminded that authentic PBL ought to be messy. Following is a short list of potential pitfalls … Continue reading

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Pursuing Authenticity: Assessment Strategies for PBL

For me, setting expectations for grading students’ work product in authentic PBL activities presents a set of difficult challenges Below are a few thoughts I’ve “warmed up to” over the last few years as my teaching practice has evolved: 1. De-emphasize … Continue reading

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