Advantages

  • Students learn to internalize information and reflect on their learning
  • Use creative ways to transfer learning
  • Allows for differentiated learning options
  • Increases communication (mostly written) skills
  • Requires students to go over previous material, activities, grades, and comments to connect artifacts
  • Identifies level of engagement in daily/group work


Disadvantages

  • Students who consider themselves not creative may struggle
  • May not be considered "academic"
  • Students do not naturally think deeply about the content of the process and need to learn these skills
  • Most students will not expand on ideas or provide concrete examples - this is another learning process for them

Examples

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