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KWEC 13 Suggested Reading

Conference Project Process

McKenzie, M. (2013) ’Rescuing Education: The Rise of Experiential Learning’

Ruitenberg (2005) ’Deconstructing the Experience of the Local....’

Beane, J. (2013) ’A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum’

Beane (1997) ’Curriculum Integration: Designing the Core of Democratic Education’

Springer (2003) Soundings: A Democratic Student-Centered Education

Dewey (1900/1905) ’The School and Society’

Roberts, J. (2012) ’Beyond Learning By Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education’

Stilgoe (1999) Outside Lies Magic 

Steele-Maley (2010) A Day in the Learning Ecology of Piper Hahn 

Curriculum Integration

Beane (1997) ’Curriculum Integration: Designing the Core of Democratic Education’

Springer (2003) Soundings: A Democratic Student-Centered Education

Dewey (1900/1905) ’The School and Society’

Beane, J. (2013) ’A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum’

Iran-Nejad (1990) ’The Multisource Nature of Learning: An Introduction’  

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning: Overview A good overview of the field in general, with critique. 

http://www.bie.org/research A clearning house of research from The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) who are "dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL)." This group has  become a well respected educational organization focused on PBL. 

Newell (2003) Passion for Learning: How Project-Based Learning Meets the Needs of 21st Century Students A serious look at the Edvisions methods which have pioneered Student Driven Project Based Learning.

Berger (2003) An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students A book that gets to the heart of the process in student driven PBL and studies in general--creating the culture for effective praxis.

Stolk et al. (2005) Student-Directed, Project-Based Learning in an Integrated Course Block Interesting look at research from a course that focused student directed project methods.

Excellent PBL presentations from Jonathan Martin

Field Studies

McKenzie, M. (2013) ’Rescuing Education: The Rise of Experiential Learning’

Ruitenberg (2005) ’Deconstructing the Experience of the Local....’

Dewey (1900/1905) ’The School and Society’

Roberts, J. (2012) ’Beyond Learning By Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education’

Stilgoe (1999) Outside Lies Magic 

Emerson, R.M; Fretz, R.; Shaw, L (1995) Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

Wang, T. (2012) ’Writing Live Fieldnotes: Towards a More open Ethnography’

Field Studies 

Networked Learning

Downes (2012) ’Connectivism and Connected Knowledge’ [PDF] 

Research Methods

Van Den Akker et al. (2006) Educational Design Research

Wang, T. (2012) ’Writing Live Fieldnotes: Towards a More open Ethnography’

Broad Reading in Student Driven Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education:  New and well respected in the field.  The sections on PBL are especially rich…. so are the sections on Maths and Sciences in PBL.

 

Zhao (2012) World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students  An erudite study focused on international education and the need for 

Martinez and Stager (2013) Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom A new book on Maker Space, invention and autonomy in learning.

Wagner (2010) The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It "new ways of thinking about education and best practices in schools that are preparing all students for learning, work, and citizenship in the 21st century"

Wagner (2012) Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World A look at cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation.

Lichtman (2010) The Falconer

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