Learning, Innovation & Tech

Bombs & Breakthroughs

Project-Based Learning at the University Level

CJ Westerberg, February 25, 2017 12:35 AM


Biology Students meet Film Majors
. . . and vice versa

Where Serendipity Happens

DSC_0163-1_2.jpgBy C.J. Westerberg (NEW POST)

While listening to my local Hawaii Public Radio w/Beth Ann Kozlovich - specifically Town Hall show, the question of whether higher education is embracing cross-disciplinary, Project-based (PBL) learning and teaching.

A most resounding, yes. We just have to find them - and when we do, they are amazing experiences - and more often, they are embedded in the very culture of learning and teaching of the environment, not one-offs.

Here's one spectacular 3 minute-video from Loyola Marymount University - aka LMU - in Los Angeles.  Check it out, my friends:

Here is link to podcast at HPR2: Town Square - Project Based Learning - PBL

"In the studio to make the case for Project-Based Learning are Executive Producer of the films Most Likely to Succeed and The Hunting Ground Ted Dintersmith, Founder and School Leader of the Honolulu public charter School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability  (SEEQS) Buffy Cushman-Patz, and Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education Bob Lenz. "

Do also check out the podcast from Tony Wagner, co-author of Most Likely to Succeed and Expert-in-Residence of Harvard's Innovation Lab - at Hawaii Public Radio last month about
higher education.
Check out the Kozlovich reference at about the 18 minute mark to Waldorf Education in the first podcast.


Related links:
There is No Education Without the Arts - "The best education facilitates artistic
voice and creative habits of mind."

Visual Thinking
 - "Once it is recognized that productive thinking
in any area of cognition is perceptual thinking,
the central function of art
in general education
will become evident."
-Rudolf Arnheim, Visual Thinking (p.296)

Parents/Teachers: Does Your Child/Student Have a Portfolio of Work?
 "How the Arts Prepare Students for a Life's Work in Any Discipline -  The 13 Thinking Tools
" . . . this is not a passive Art Appreciation class here, folks, but a case for active and continued making, doing, tinkering."   (Editor's Note: This is a lecture and takes some time but worth it). 

The Top Ten Skills Children Learn Through the Arts - 'nuff said


blog comments powered by Disqus
A good education teaches you how to ask a question. It's knowing what you don't know; the skills of critical thought.
Ted Sizer, Educator
Follow The Daily Riff on Follow TDR on Twitter

find us on facebook


Project-Based Learning at the University Level

CJ Westerberg, 02.25.2017

Biology Students meet Film Majors. . . and vice versaWhere Serendipity HappensBy C.J. Westerberg (NEW POST)While listening to my local Hawaii Public Radio w/Beth Ann Kozlovich - specifically Town Hall show, the question of whether higher education is embracing cross-disciplinary,...

Read Post | Comments

Riffing good stories


Five-Minute Montessori

CJ Westerberg, 02.12.2017

"Seeing the big picture allows students to take ownership of their learning - a critical element in fostering each child's natural learning desire."

Read Post | Comments

Digital Culture Group Think - a teacher weighs in on the dark side

CJ Westerberg, 02.11.2017

This comment just in from Philip Jones, in response to the endlessly popular post, 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020:"I teach social studies in a middle class community in southern Indiana. Our students have been steadily...

Read Post | Comments

Want your child to have initiative and perseverance?

CJ Westerberg, 02.11.2017

Passion-Based Learning in Action

Read Post | Comments

Would You Hire Your Own Kids? 7 Skills Schools Should Be Teaching Them

CJ Westerberg, 01.11.2017

Tony Wagner, Former HS teacher, Principal & Co-Director At Harvard School Of Education Posts. "The Ability To Ask The Right Questions Is The Single Most Important Skill."

Read Post | Comments

The Opening Challenge for The New Year

CJ Westerberg, 01.11.2017

"It's hard to find a great dress for this inauguration." - President-elect Donald Trump

Read Post | Comments

The College MIA List #6: Those Who Dropped Out Or Never Attended

SMW, 12.12.2016

* Read More About the Steve Wozniak Relationship (Rift?) With Steve Jobs, Fellow M.I.A. In This Fascinating Piece From Slate: "The iPad is Steve Jobs' Final Victory Over The Company's Co-founder Steve Wozniak."

Read Post | Comments
TheParents2.laura Barat.jpg

High School: Are the Kids Alright?

CJ Westerberg, 11.06.2016

"Long ago my son determined exactly how not to let the institution of school get in the way of his learning, and had explicit plans for choosing courses carefully so that he had ample time to attend local university lectures and participate in arts events."

Read Post | Comments

More Featured Posts