Uwharrie Charter Academy requires students to demonstrate a depth of understanding that is not possible through traditional testing. By using project-based learning, students are required to "show" what they know, rather than "tell" what they know. Since "creation" is the highest form of high order thinking, project-based learning supports students' ability to translate what they've learned in the classroom into a product that reflects mastery of the targeted skill or lesson with a real-world connection. Project-based learning also gives students the opportunity to work together, exposing them to a variety of personalities and approaches to solving problems. At UCA, project-based learning is the primary method of assessment in all classes.
Learn more about Project-Based Learning by visiting the Buck Institute's website at http://http//bie.org/