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ERIC Number: EJ769109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
"Here's One I Made Earlier!" A Qualitative Report on Creativity in a Residential Primary School for Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Massey, Alexandra; Burnard, Sonia
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v11 n2 p121-133 Jun 2006
The impact of project-based learning has been shown to be effective in increasing pupil motivation, improving problem-solving skills and thinking skills in studies by Barrows and Williams. "Project Hour" was set up in order to conduct a longitudinal study over the course of one academic year, to observe and record progress and development in independent and imaginative learning in a sample of primary school-aged children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. This group was highlighted as having poor development and experience of language and school that has detracted from this aspect of their learning. "Project Hour" allowed the children to have freedom in their creativity regarding a four-week project chosen individually. The role of the adult was to support the child with materials required and assist the child as the child requested. Over the period of an academic year, the children progressed in their own thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and creative and organisational skills. The children's behavioural problems in the learning situation reduced and children were keen to participate and to be included in the Project Hour groups. Appended are: (1) The adult explained projects to the children following these statements; (2) The children were asked individually. The adults filled in the following; and (3) Observation sheet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom