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The project method, also discussed under headings like project work, project approach, and project-based learning, is one of the standard teaching methods. It is a subform of action-centered and student-directed learning and an enterprise in which children engage in practical problem solving for a certain period of time. Projects, for example, may consist of building a motor boat, designing a playground, or producing a video film. For the most part, projects are initiated by the teacher, but as far as possible, they are planned and executed by the students themselves, individually or in groups. In project work, the students generate tangible products that frequently transcend disciplinary boundaries and are typically displayed to the general public on Parents’ Days or at school fairs. Unlike traditional methods, ...

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