Engaging Children's Minds

Engaging Children's Minds

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This new edition incorporates many insights and strategies the authors have learned while working extensively with teachers to implement the project approach. Since the popular first edition was published in 1989, the authors have continued to help teachers around the world understand the benefits of this approach. Katz and Chard discuss in great detail the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work. The typical phases are presented and detailed suggestions for implementing each one are described. Using specific examples, this book clarifies and articulates the process and benefits of the project approach. These specific examples outline how children's intellectual development is enhanced. Years of working with teachers and young children from preschool to primary age provide the authors with first hand experience for employing the project approach. Helpful guidelines will aid teachers in working with this approach comfortably in order to gain the interset of children and in order for those to grow and florish mentally.As the work in the second phase progresses and debriefing discussions of the progress being made are held, the ... The teacher can also take notes at these discussions and turn childrena#39;s attention to their own earlier ideas and comments by rereading to them what they had said and ... media, the sources of information can be expanded to include both direct primary sources as well as secondary ones.

Title:Engaging Children's Minds
Author:Lilian Katz, Sylvia C. Chard
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000


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