World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Learners by Youg Zhao

Product-Oriented Learning (POL)

  • This chapter starts with the story of San Diego’s High Tech High were students make things for real audiences, enjoy autonomy, and practice leadership. Learning by doing is not new and often is called project-based learning or PBL. Recently, digital technology has helped make it more common. At the center of PBL is a problem that the students faces, concrete artifacts they produce viewed by an audience beyond the teacher, and the extent to which students control the process. It should involve critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication, known to some as 21st century skills.
  • Yong explains various models of PBL with the entrepreneurial model featuring the most student control. This is also called product-oriented learning. Example products are videos, books, and works of art. Students have to convince the teacher that their plan is solid and ultimately are judged by their audience or the market if they try to sell their work.
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