The Innovation Unit have asked us to let you know about an exciting new Learning Guide they have just launched.  This is what they say about it…..

New Project-based Learning Guide launched by the Innovation Unit

We’re thrilled to announce the publication of Work That Matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-based Learning, which we’ve produced in partnership with San Diego’s High Tech High!

Work That Matters was produced as part of Learning Futures, which we ran in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.  You can download Work That Matters here.

Project-based learning is soaring in popularity among teachers and school leaders who want to make school a more engaging place to learn.  We have produced this guide because just ‘doing’ project-based learning isn’t enough – in order to engage students, and ensure that they learn, you need to do it well.

This guide offers step-by-step advice on planning and managing extended, interdisciplinary projects, as well as useful protocols for critique sessions, templates for important documents such as project plans, and examples of high-impact projects.

Sir Ken Robinson calls it ‘an impressive and practical resource to help teachers and students alike transform their approach to learning and achievement.

Professor Tim Brighouse, former chief advisor to London Schools, says it  can help and inspire teachers and school leaders to ‘push the frontiers of what is possible.’

Ron Berger, Chief Programme Officer of Expeditionary Learning andf author of An Ethic of Excellence, calls it ‘an unusually thoughtful and valuable resource for teachers … distinguished by a powerful focus on the integrity and quality of projects.

To find out more about project-based learning, and other ways to make school a more engaging place to learn, we would be delighted to see you at one of our ‘flipped conferences’ in Manchester and London. You can read more about our conferences here.  Also, to join the Engaging Schools community, sign up here (tick the ‘Engaging Schools’ box).

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