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Engage: Project-Based Learning
Students go beyond the textbook to study complex topics based on real-world issues, such as the water quality in their communities or the history of their town, analyzing information from multiple sources, including the Internet and interviews with experts. Project-based class work is more demanding than traditional book-based instruction, where students may just memorize facts from a single source. Instead, students utilize original documents and data, mastering principles covered in traditional courses but learning them in more meaningful ways. Projects can last weeks; multiple projects can cover entire courses. Student work is presented to audiencesbeyond the teacher, including parents and community groups.
Reality Check: At the Clear View Charter School, in Chula Vista, California, fourth- and fifth-grade students collected insect specimens, studied themunder an electron microscope via a fiber-optic link to a nearby university, used Internet resources for their reports, and discussed their findings with university entomologists.
go beyond the textbook : 超越课本
real-world issues ：现实世界的问题
presented s/th to the audiences ：向观众展示
traditional book-based instruction :传统书本教学
is more demanding than ：比另外一件事情更费力
memorize facts from a single source ：从单一的源头记忆事实
the history of their town ：他们家乡的历史
water quality in their communities ：他们社区的水质量
analyzing information from multiple sources ：分析不同源头的信息
discussed their findings ：讨论他们的发现
collected insect specimens, studied them ：收集昆虫样本、研究他们
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: it is more effective for students to work in groups than by themselves.
The best way to improve the quality of education is to increase teacher’s salaries.