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Project Based Approach
Group 4 & 8
By Jia Xuan
The goal of project-based instruction is to give students the chance to grow in knowledge and abilities through fun projects that are based on issues and challenges they may encounter in the real world.
The 20th century Italian educator and physician Maria Montessori suggested that in a well-fostered and prepared environment, children are able to teach themselves, and self-direct their learning. Nearly a half-century later, in the 1960s, what we now know as PBL was formally developed.
The Project Approach is an approach to teaching and learning that has been widely used in early childhood classrooms throughout the United States. Grounded in the philosophical work of John Dewey (1916), project learning was made popular by Kilpatrick (1918) (as cited in Vartuli, Bolz & Wilson, 2014).
John Dewey is recognized as one of the early proponents of project-based education or at least its principles through his idea of "learning by doing".
By Cai Sun
Every child are involved in the activity, so they can remember clearly about the details
Children can learn through different interesting activities to builds all expereinces which helps them to construct their own interpretations
Children acknowledge to collect information from different sources
It extended in-depth investigation which need children’s time, attention, and energy
Children can develop problem solving skills and collaborate with people surroundings them
Children learn to deal with success & failure, and learning from errors of judgement
Children learn to set realistic expectations for achievement
Children will learn lessons about science through plating their own organic farm. They can begin by researching the crops they want, figure out what kind of care is needed, and then use a budget to determine what materials they must purchase. They can even sell food from their farm to contribute to a cause of fundraiser.
Helmet Drop Test
The helmet drop test is a project based approach to teach children the importance of safety helmets. Simply gather different types of helmets and a several melons. Strap the helmets to the melons and drop each from the same height and measure the results.
Since project based approach require a lot of time to collect information and find materials it could possibly cause a rush if the curriculum is on a tight schedule
Lack of Interest
Children may lose interest when the topic is carried out for a long period, they may not be as participative after awhile
Not Suitable for Traditional Style Teachers
Teachers that are used to adopting traditional teaching methods may not be prepared to take on such teaching method, when they are unable to adapt to the method they will not be able to carry out the lesson well. Resulting in ineffective learning.
Steps By Gerene
Plan the Project
Teachers evaluate how the problem or opportunity relates to the standards they aim to teach.
Involves setting a timeline and schedule for the project activities. Students should be given a set date or time frame in which they had to present their work.
Monitor the Progress
Teacher is engaged in the process right from the beginning to the end. Teachers should keep monitoring student work and progress.
It involves assessing the learning outcomes and participation of students. Teachers can use a rubric to record students’ progress and their learning outcomes.
Which involves reflecting what worked and what didn’t during the whole process. Reflection helps teachers to improve their instructional strategies in the future.
Identify a Problem
Students and teachers began from raising a question for a specific topic of interest