Project work in  the language classroom   Getxolinguae 2010 Keith Kelly  [email_address]
The plan for today… <ul><li>Definition of ‘Project’ </li></ul><ul><li>Student focus </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>...
Project work – defining what we mean <ul><li>‘ At school and university, a  project  is a research assignment given to a s...
Project work - Curriculum <ul><li>Locate the curriculum guidelines for subjects you are interested in </li></ul><ul><li>UK...
Curriculum area?
Project work - Resources <ul><li>Science Across the World </li></ul><ul><li>a) a bank of resources for general Science pro...
Project work - Skills <ul><li>research work </li></ul><ul><li>dealing with data (gathering, presenting) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Conclusions and getting started 1) Explore the content curriculum: - resources - skills  - the language  2) Identify an ap...
Discount
References <ul><li>Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.factworld.info </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
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  1. 1. Project work in the language classroom Getxolinguae 2010 Keith Kelly [email_address]
  2. 2. The plan for today… <ul><li>Definition of ‘Project’ </li></ul><ul><li>Student focus </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Language, Skills, Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up – networks (factworld@yahoogroups.com) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project work – defining what we mean <ul><li>‘ At school and university, a project is a research assignment given to a student </li></ul><ul><li>which generally requires a larger amount of effort and more independent work </li></ul><ul><li>than is involved in a normal essay assignment. It requires students to </li></ul><ul><li>undertake their own fact-finding and analysis, either from library/internet </li></ul><ul><li>research or from gathering data empirically. The written report that comes from </li></ul><ul><li>the project is usually in the form of a dissertation, which will contain sections on </li></ul><ul><li>the project's inception, methods of inquiry, analysis, findings and conclusions’. </li></ul><ul><li>(Answers.com) </li></ul><ul><li>fun </li></ul><ul><li>student-focused </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum-focused </li></ul><ul><li>integrated skills </li></ul><ul><li>structured and product-led </li></ul><ul><li>(KK) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project work - Curriculum <ul><li>Locate the curriculum guidelines for subjects you are interested in </li></ul><ul><li>UK National Curriculum: </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines, resources, samples of work </li></ul><ul><li>Example - What goes on in Science? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Curriculum area?
  6. 6. Project work - Resources <ul><li>Science Across the World </li></ul><ul><li>a) a bank of resources for general Science projects </li></ul><ul><li>b) a database of contacts for carrying out a curriculum exchange project with a school in another country, </li></ul><ul><li>c) an internet-based and ICT focus to learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Example – What did you eat? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Project work - Skills <ul><li>research work </li></ul><ul><li>dealing with data (gathering, presenting) </li></ul><ul><li>presentation work </li></ul><ul><li>Example - Heredity </li></ul><ul><li>Hair colour, eye colour, skin colour, height, ear lobes, mid finger hair, tongue rolling </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusions and getting started 1) Explore the content curriculum: - resources - skills - the language 2) Identify an appealing aspect of this context for you and students - a skill - PPTs - a grammar area - passive voice - general academic language for the content curriculum - economy 3) Offer a focus in your language lesson (large or small).
  9. 9. Discount
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.factworld.info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Young learners and teens group [email_address] , </li></ul><ul><li>onestopclil discussion forum www.onestopclil.com/forum_board.asp?catid=80 </li></ul><ul><li>Gibbons, P (2002) Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning, Heinemann </li></ul><ul><li>Science across the world www.scienceacross.org </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, www.bbsrc.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>UK National Curriculum Website http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/ </li></ul>
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