Project-based learning for academically talented students at a math and science camp

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Academically talented students went through a process of project-based learning (PBL) at a math and science camp in Malaysia. Students prepared a portfolio report about a science project that they had carried out individually prior to attending the camp. At the camp, they were put in groups of five to six students in which to carry out individual presentation and for group PBL activity. Two facilitators were assigned to each group to observe and evaluate students' PBL outcomes and generic skills. It was observed that students produced excellent products and delivered excellent presentations. These activities provided evidence that the selected students were capable of learning by PBL methods and of working effectively in new environments with new friends. Teachers should be encouraged to conduct PBL for academically talented students as an effort to nurture these students' thinking ability and fulfill their unique learning needs. Problem-solving ability that enhances lifelong learning ability is one characteristic that can be effectively fostered via the PBL method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume14
Issue numberSPL ISS 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Academically talented
  • Lifelong learning
  • Math and science camp
  • Project based learning

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