Kentucky high school participates in experiment
Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 2:05 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 12.28.11
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A high school in central Kentucky is participating in a national experiment in one of the latest education trends.
It’s called student-centered learning, and Danville High School is one of five high schools nationwide participating in the program of a California foundation designed to delve deeper into how it can work for some students.
The Advocate-Messenger newspaper in Danville reports that student-centered learning means the students don’t use textbooks, PowerPoint slides or worksheets. (http://bit.ly/tz7O3C)
Instead an assignment might consist of building a table from a pile of wood on the floor.
Student Emma Jackson says the new approach is perfect for kids who find school to be boring.
Information from: The Advocate-Messenger, http://www.amnews.com
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