My continued adventures with the Green Light Academy continue to exceed my expectations. Tomorrow will be my last day before heading to Brazil to join my family on vacation. Last night I was working on the program evaluation for submission for presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO for next April.
I was analyzing some of the qualitative comments written by the students, and feel obligated to document them here. They are demonstrating that learning through a guided inquiry approach has very wonderful rewards:
We actually got to implement our ideas and be creative during the lab, too. The research and the presentations which help our public speaking skills were nice things to do. I think being able to successfully communicate is just as important as taking in information.
At first I thought it was really hard to figure things out, because we didn’t get a lot of information. But now I realize that I can figure things out myself and it really isn’t as hard as it initially seems if you just think about it and work things out.
Another thing I like about this academy are the projects. Even thought they were challenging, they were challenging only in the beginning. I loved going through the journey, of going through the clueless ideas, and then it turns to being so easy.
Thanks for validating me!