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ERIC Number: EJ1132307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Making Projects Personal
Lusardi, Meng Li
Educational Leadership, v74 n6 p 46-50 Mar 2017
Meng Li Lusardi, a Chinese teacher at an independent school in New York, recently set out to provide her students with more personalized learning and assessment. In this article, Lusardi documents how she revamped a project with personalization in mind, which resulted in content-rich exploration and greater student engagement. The author's project, called "One Big Thing," required each student to develop a passion or interest related to Chinese culture and using Chinese language and to create a final product that showcased his or her learning. Although Lusardi had assigned the project for several years, in her most recent iteration, she allowed for a longer ideation phase, provided examples for inspiration, personalized her curricular programming, invited feedback from multiple sources, and designed a collaborative evaluation rubric. The end results were high-quality projects that took multiple forms--from an architectural model of a Suzhou garden to a Chinese music video to a cooked meal that included the eight regional Chinese cuisines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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