The project approach to teaching and learning is characterized by in-depth investigation of real- world topics usually studied by a class of children for several weeks. The approach offers the teacher practical strategies for planning in-depth study by a whole class group. The teacher has an important guidance role in developing a project with various lines of interest or subtopics for detailed study. Opportunities are designed for children to make choices about what to investigate. The teacher also guides the children in applying skills as they collaborate with classmates to represent their findings. The three-phase planning and evaluation strategy of the project approach is outlined in this entry. The strategy is formulated to provide guidance to the teacher for managing in-depth investigation.

Learning through projects has ...

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