ERIC Number: ED420363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Project Approach: Developing Curriculum with Children. Practical Guide 2.
Chard, Sylvia C.
This guide, a complement to "Project Approach: Developing the Basic Framework," was written to clarify particular structural features of good project work. The guide's introduction provides background information on the philosophy and methods of the Project Approach. The core of the book is divided into four parts. The first three parts each cover one of the phases of the Project Approach: getting started, fieldwork, and culminating event. Each of these parts is organized according to the five structural features of the approach (discussions, fieldwork, representation, investigation, display). Also common to all three parts is the incorporation of case study examples. The parts are: (1) "Getting Started (Phase 1)," which discusses preparation for the project and design and planning work; (2) "Developing the Project Work (Phase 2)," which discusses conducting fieldwork and implementation and development work; and (3) "Concluding the Project (Phase 3)," which discusses debriefing the learning and reviewing and sharing. The fourth part of the guide explores "Classroom Organization and Management." (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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