ERIC Number: EJ837603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Educational Facility Design and Project Based Learning: "The Real Connection"
Schrader, David L.; Sole, John
Educational Facility Planner, v43 n2-3 p19-23 2009
There is a case to be made for the integration of the Project Based Service Learning (PBSL) process and the design and construction of educational facilities. A growing body of research supports the notion that the formulaic educational system of the last hundred years may no longer serve the learning styles of new and future generations. Their cognitive processes have been transformed by technology, which encompasses much of their lives. Global realities are rapidly changing as people compete for limited resources with developing countries. In this context, service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and teach civic responsibility. As such, PBSL has become a prime teaching and learning strategy in the educator's pedagogical toolbox, quite simply because it works. In this article, the authors argue that Project Based Service Learning offers students a unique opportunity to succeed in a technologically driven learning environment.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Service Learning, Educational Facilities, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Methods, Citizenship Responsibility, Developing Nations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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