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Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years
This compelling book illustrates how all children, even those considered "at-risk, " may benefit from the exploratory and child-initiated nature of project investigations in order to achieve mastery of basic literacy skills. It also presents student-initiated learning as a starting point for dynamic and responsive teaching. Building upon inclusionary and child-centered pra ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Teachers College Press
(first published November 2000)
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A really great book on engaging children in projects that last more than a day or a week, projects that are able to develop substance, while challenging children to keep coming back to the ideas. I feel there is something about the project approach as a teaching strategy that is fundamentally different as a way to looking at ideas, which really allows for children to work for a long time on something, opening up a type of perseverance and a patience. Holding children's attention on something I f ...more