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Learning: The "Guitar Hero" Curriculum

Does this "Guitar Hero" curriculum seem likely to be workable and effective, or overly complicated and unlikely to contribute to student learning? You be the judge.

Guitar_Hero_Logo“The teacher who was organising this first got the children to write a biography of an imaginary rock star. Then they looked at each other’s writing and got the best five into a virtual band for the class. The band then made an album. Then it was decided that the album had gone double platinum, and the band had to go on a European tour. And this meant that they had to plan an itinerary, research capital cities and routes across Europe, hotel costs, flights, times, currencies...They even now have a national Guitar Hero challenge taking place in Scottish schools.”

(All the world is play)

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Sounds fantastic!

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