Menarik untuk disimak tulisan dari John Larmer dan John R. Mergendoller yang berjudul 7 Essentials for Project-Based Learning.
Bahasan singkatnya: some “projects” border on busywork. Other involve meaningful inquiry that engages student’s minds.
Apa yang membedakan projects dengan busywork yaitu projects menekankan pada process of students learning and depth of their cognitive engagement, sementara busywork hanya menekankan pada resulting product.
Suatu project dikatakan meaningful apabila memenuhi 2 kriteria:
1. Student must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that they want to do well.
2. A meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose.
Untuk melaksanakan itu, maka prinsipnya adalah well-designed and well-implemented. Lagi