Why arts teachers may be experts in project-based learning

02/11/2013 | Powerful Learning Practice

Core-subject teachers should consider looking to arts teachers for ideas on how to do project-based learning, Canadian educator Brenda Sherry writes in this blog post. Arts teachers, who spend most of their class time guiding students in the creation of solo or group projects, have expertise in setting up a classroom environment where students feel safe to collaborate. "Routines are established that teach students how to cooperate; how to lead sometimes, and how to be led by peers other times," Sherry writes.

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