Leveraging Student Strengths through Project-Based Learning and Authentic Assessment
Project-based learning and authentic assessment are student-centered practices which encourage in-depth learning through activities that foster student collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. In a project-based learning environment students are guided toward the discovery of personal meaning and application of new knowledge to situations beyond school. Authentic assessment goes beyond the traditional paper and pencil test. It can include demonstrations and performance tasks that aim to build on every student’s strengths. Especially relevant in the digital era, where data is applicable to almost everything we do, these practices can foster research and critical literacy skills as well as agency and social capital, which are more important than ever for our students.
We call for article proposals from educators across disciplines and grade levels that highlight these exciting practices in your school or classroom, or from academic collaboration in higher education with P–12 partners.
Examples of submission areas include (but are not limited to):
- Project-based learning
- Authentic assessment
- Authentic learning
- Portfolio assessment
- Capstone projects
- Performance assessment
- Integrated thematic units
- Student-directed learning
- Problem-based learning
- Interdisciplinary learning
- Inquiry-based learning
- Teaching with multiple intelligence theory
- Arts and science integration STEAM/STEM
- Higher education research and practice on authentic learning and assessment
Read more and download the Call for Proposals.