ERIC Number: ED469734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A Teacher's Guide to Project-Based Learning.
Fleming, Douglas S.
This guide introduces teachers to the ideas and methods that underpin project-based learning. Teachers who are new to planning and managing projects will find the guide particularly helpful as a starting point and resource guide. Chapter 1 presents a rationale for project-based instruction, describes potential benefits and concerns, discusses the roles of teachers and students during project work, and describes how projects can help students achieve high standards. Chapter 2 profiles 13 project methods, describes their unique components and features, and presents resources for each project method. These project methods include community study, technology use, environmental investigation, expeditionary learning, field study, the Foxfire approach, microsociety, problem-based learning, service learning, and others. Chapter 3 includes a step-by-step guide for planning and managing projects. In addition to the resources presented in Chapter 2, an annotated list presents 31 selected references on organizing, managing, and assessing student projects. Two appendices present a checklist for designing projects, and project descriptions and comments from actual teachers engaged in project-based learning. The final section presents interdisciplinary resources from the AEL. (TD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education, Planning, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.