Appearing this month in Creative Educator magazine is Part 2 of the article series What Makes a Good Project by Gary Stager.
In Raising our Standards, Developing Projects that Endure, Stager argues that good projects meet higher standards than those found in state mandated lists of curricular objectives.
I suggest that educators plan and evaluate student projects based on a loftier set of goals. Teachers should embrace the aesthetic of an artist or critic and create opportunities for project development that strive to satisfy the following criteria. Is the project:
• Personally meaningful
• Shareable with a respect for the audience
I recommended Part 1 in this blog post last November, and highlighted the other excellent articles (still free, still online!) found in that issue here.