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ERIC Number: EJ817757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Power of Audience
Levy, Steven
Educational Leadership, v66 n3 p75-79 Nov 2008
Teachers in Expeditionary Learning schools have discovered that finding an authentic audience for a genuine product is the key to getting students to take responsibility for their own work. The author, a school designer for Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound, describes three examples of projects in which students worked on curriculum standards through projects that served authentic community needs. For example, 2nd-grade students created an activity book for a seafood restaurant, developing their writing skills and vocabulary as they learned about ocean habitats, life cycles, and systems. The examples demonstrate what students can accomplish when they have meaningful projects and the right support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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Language: English
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