Hands-on lessons make classes more engaging

01/6/2013 | Huffington Post, The

There are many benefits to hands-on learning and some schools that have found success in the "learning by doing" approach, write Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen, authors of "Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun." They write in this blog post about a school in New York, which has a digital prototyping and manufacturing facility called the Fab Lab that allows students to engage in math and science through hands-on activities. "I don't believe you can just pour knowledge into students. They have to learn things by trying them out," said Jaymes Dec, Marymount School's lab administrator.

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