ERIC Number: ED424036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Project Approach Catalog 2 by the Project Approach Study Group.
Helm, Judy Harris, Ed.
Projects are in-depth studies of a topic undertaken by a class, a group, or an individual child. Projects are intended to strengthen children's dispositions to be interested, absorbed, and involved in in-depth observation, investigation, and representation of worthwhile phenomena in their own environments. This Catalog on the Project Approach, the second of its kind, describes and illustrates 13 projects done by children in early childhood and elementary classrooms on topics such as: trees, paper, playgrounds, building, potatoes, balls, cars, the vet, the hospital, shoes, water, and baby blankets. In addition to the project descriptions, several articles address a variety of issues of common concern to teachers implementing the Project Approach. These include the phases of project work, project topic selection, the value of drawing in projects, introducing investigation skills with a mini-project, involving special needs students in projects, engaged learning and standards of work, and helping students at various levels of professional training to learn how to implement the Project Approach. Sections on research and implementation of the Project Approach in Canada, and on the Internet and the Project Approach (including listserv discussions), are also included. The Catalog's final section, "Resources for Implementing the Project Approach," includes four ERIC Digests, a glossary, a list of recommended books, an ERIC bibliography on the Project Approach, information on a Project Approach summer institute, and a list of contributors to the Catalog. (EV)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Creative Development, Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Group Activities, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Internet, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Special Needs Students, Student Projects, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7469 (Catalog No. 219, $10, plus $1.50 shipping in U.S.; $3 shipping elsewhere.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Canada