ERIC Number: ED359769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Projects Strategy in Curriculum and Instruction.
Papandreou, A. P.
A strategy for English second language instruction in the Greek schools of Cyprus at the elementary and secondary level is described. Central to the strategy is assignment of student projects, either individual or small-group, integrating independent language learning and use of research and planning skills. An introductory section presents the instructional rationale for such an assignment. Methodology is then outlined in six steps: preliminary idea-gathering and consideration of potential subjects; planning of the project's structure; research; analysis of data and drawing of conclusions; presentation in the form of an oral and/or written report; and evaluation. A number of related issues are discussed separately, including time factors and motivation in project planning and completion, selection of appropriate topics, the teacher's role in the project phases and aspects, the corresponding role of the student, and special considerations in small group work. A sample project evaluation form is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Research Skills, Second Language Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Student Role, Teacher Role, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus