ERIC Number: EJ1102343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
How the Project Approach Challenges Young Children
Burns, Marcia V.; Lewis, Alisha L.
Gifted Child Today, v39 n3 p140-144 Jul 2016
In this article, educators at University Primary School in Champaign, Illinois, share examples and understandings of the ways The Project Approach challenges young children to think critically about topics of importance in their world. Project investigations that provoke academic and social challenges for individuals and classroom communities of children are provided as a means to foster interest in children's experiences, questioning, research, and representations.
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Investigations, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Piagetian Theory, Active Learning, Educational Environment, Student Projects, College School Cooperation, Reggio Emilia Approach, Creativity, Questioning Techniques, Observation, Hypothesis Testing, Experiments, Mathematics, Literacy, Social Justice, Preschool Teachers, Gifted, Student Experience, Program Effectiveness
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Champaign)