ERIC Number: ED402068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Project Approach Catalog.
Helm, Judy Harris, Ed.
A project is an extended, in-depth investigation of a topic, ideally one worthy of children's attention and energy. This catalog, prepared for an annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, combines articles explaining the project approach in the classroom with summaries of projects displayed at the meeting. It also contains several ERIC/EECE digests relevant to the project approach. The introductory articles cover such topics as the importance of projects, the project approach in action, documenting projects, frequently asked questions about project work, incorporating the project approach into a traditional curriculum, and results of a brainstorming session among teachers beginning project work. Projects presented at the annual meeting include those on water, rocks, houses, building construction, newspaper, and bicycles. The ERIC digests included in the catalog discuss integrating computers in the early childhood classroom, the benefits of mixed-age grouping, encouraging creativity, the contribution of documentation to the quality of early childhood education, problem solving, Reggio Emilia, and resource rooms for children. Information on a projects web site, project approach institutes, other ERIC texts on the project approach, and how to use the ERIC system is also included. (EV)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Creative Development, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Reggio Emilia Approach, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-4897; phone: 800-583-4135; fax: 217-333-3767 (Catalog No. 218, $5, plus $1.50 shipping. Charge cards accepted).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.