11 July 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif.–The curricula many students can choose from these days is mind-boggling. At High Tech International High here, we just scratched the surface when we met Joe Kennedy and his class.
Project-based learning is all the rage these days, and for a lot of students, it's a much better way to learn than the traditional classroom, rote memorization and test methodology.
We pulled up this spring when Kennedy and his class were making pizza in a wood-burning oven they'd spent half a year building. Kennedy walked us through the merits of project-based learning: