My interest in the idea of sharing pedagogical purposes comes directly with the contact I have had with the Project for Enhancing Effective Learning at Monash University in Australia. Now each of these teachers were very active in establishing learning agendas with their classes. The impact they were having was inspiring. Each classroom tool can have a purpose beyond delivering content, and this needs to be shared.
I suppose the purpose of this website is collate, crystalise and open dialogues about how to increase this within classrooms. As the quote from Carl Bereiter illustrates this classroom methodology can empower our students.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Why do the Students at High Tech High produce such high quality work?

The student work at High Tech High is inspiring. They do not do this by accident or simply because they are talented. A belief in hard work, real outcomes with real responsibility and well designed projects allow them to succeed.