March 05, 2006

2 Cents Worth � The Big Day, at IL-TCE

2 Cents Worth � The Big Day, at IL-TCE
Another good idea from Dave Warlick's blog, on how to personalize education. It seems odd, in a way, that personalizing students' learning needs to be promoted and justified. And yet perhaps it is proper, too.


Jakes told me about a project that resulted, where the health students were asked to do research on many aspects of their backgrounds, include their family health history, and to identify any specific health risks that they face. Then the students were assigned to research those risks and to learn as much about them as they could.

After making themselves experts, the students had to learn what kinds of habits and behaviors they should be engaged in now, as preventative measures to their facing these health risks in the future, and to write up a plan.

Finally, the students had to create a compelling presentation about what they had learned, and deliver the presentation to the rest of the class.


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