Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach / Edition 3

Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach / Edition 3

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Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach / Edition 3

Now in its third edition, this book shows teachers how to incorporate the Project Approach into early childhood curricula, engaging children intellectually and heightening their capacities for thinking, hypothesizing, reasoning, and expressing their natural curiosity.

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ISBN-13: 9781440828720
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 623,069
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lilian G. Katz, PhD, is professor emeritus and staff member of the Clearinghouse on Early Education & Parenting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sylvia C. Chard, PhD, is professor emeritus of elementary education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her published work includes Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach, coauthored with Lilian G. Katz.

Yvonne Kogan, MEd, is the early childhood and elementary head principal, and co-owner of Eton School in Mexico City. She is a consultant for institutions interested in implementing the Project Approach as a schoolwide program for children ages 2 to 12. Kogan has published several articles about the Project Approach, and is coauthor with Sylvia C. Chard of From My Side: Being a Child.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Project Approach
Chapter 2. Principles of Practice in the Early Years
Chapter 3. Project Work in Action
Chapter 4. Features of the Project Approach
Chapter 5. Issues in Selecting Topics for Projects
Chapter 6. Teacher Planning
Chapter 7. Phase I: Getting Projects Started
Chapter 8. Phase II: Projects in Progress
Chapter 9. Phase III: Concluding Projects
Chapter 10. Drawing in the Context of a Project
Chapter 11. The Project Approach in Perspective
Appendix A. Houses: How Are They Built?
Appendix B. Guidelines for a Project on Seedpods
Appendix C. Dramatic Play in the Hospital
Appendix D. Instructions for Children: How to Make your Own Book
Appendix E. Project Webs for Going Shopping, Weather, and a Construction Site
Appendix F. School Bus Webs for Younger and Older Children Appendix G. Zoom Web on Homes
Appendix H. A Walk Around the School
Appendix I. Project Web for "How we Get our Fish"
Author Index
Subject Index

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