I PROJECTS Gilma Zuñiga  2009
<ul><li>Project based  instruction is an authentic  instructional model  or strategy in which students plan, implement and...
<ul><li>Project work have roots  in the constructivist approach  (Lev Vygostky, Brunner, Piaget, Dewey) </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>It provides motivation . Students choose the project which plays an active role  in the entire process. </li></ul>...
<ul><li>It provides opportunities to  construct knowledge collaboratively  </li></ul><ul><li>It increases  social and comm...
<ul><li>It increases  self-esteem . Children take pride  in accomplishing something  that has value outside the classroom ...
<ul><li>Noise : However it could be  a good sign that children are enjoying the activity  </li></ul><ul><li>Time : Work ca...
<ul><li>1. Identify the situation or problem </li></ul><ul><li>2. Outline project goals and objectives  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>5. Decide the time allocated for project work weekly </li></ul><ul><li>6 . Instructor prepares students  for the d...
<ul><li>9. Instructor prepares students for  the language demands of the final activity  </li></ul><ul><li>10. Students pr...
<ul><li>Do the students have access to the resources they need?  </li></ul><ul><li>Do they know how to use the resources? ...
<ul><li>Schedule outcomes week after week </li></ul><ul><li>Report periodical findings  </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a project a...
<ul><li>Collection projects : collect items (cars, postcards, coins, rocks,etc.)  </li></ul><ul><li>Informational projects...
<ul><li>Define the criteria for asessing the projects:  Process:  collecting, compiling and organizing information, contri...
<ul><li>Brochure to promote regional tourism, a debate on human rights, exhibition of dinosaurs, multimedia presentation o...
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Project Work

  1. 1. I PROJECTS Gilma Zuñiga 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Project based instruction is an authentic instructional model or strategy in which students plan, implement and evaluate projects that have real–world applications beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Learning activities that are interdisciplinary, long-term and student-centered are emphasized </li></ul>What is a project?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Project work have roots in the constructivist approach (Lev Vygostky, Brunner, Piaget, Dewey) </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivism views learning as the result on mental construction. </li></ul><ul><li>Children learn by constructing new ideas or concepts based on their current and previous knowledge </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>It provides motivation . Students choose the project which plays an active role in the entire process. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides meaningful content for the students. </li></ul><ul><li>It deals with real-world problems </li></ul><ul><li>It presents a tangible product that can be shared with the audience </li></ul>Why use project work?
  5. 5. <ul><li>It provides opportunities to construct knowledge collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>It increases social and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>It increases problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>It makes connection between disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>I t provides opportunities to contribute to their school or community </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>It increases self-esteem . Children take pride in accomplishing something that has value outside the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>It provides a practical real world way to learn to use technology </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Noise : However it could be a good sign that children are enjoying the activity </li></ul><ul><li>Time : Work can be divided into class work and home work </li></ul><ul><li>Using L1 : As long as the final product is presented in English, the usage of L1 does not matter . However, it is important to encourage students to use L2 </li></ul><ul><li>Different levels : The brighter students can work independently and the teacher can support the weaker ones . </li></ul>Possible drawbacks
  8. 8. <ul><li>1. Identify the situation or problem </li></ul><ul><li>2. Outline project goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>3. Agree on the product: poster, presentation, brochure, exhibition, wall newspaper, debate, guide book, letter, multimedia presentation, oral presentation, string display, poster, book, simulation, survey report, theatrical performance, video, website, written report.etc. </li></ul><ul><li>4. State the rules: responsibilities, deadlines, roles. </li></ul>Stages of the project
  9. 9. <ul><li>5. Decide the time allocated for project work weekly </li></ul><ul><li>6 . Instructor prepares students for the demands of gathering information </li></ul><ul><li>7. Students gather information </li></ul><ul><li>8. Instructor prepares students to compile information </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>9. Instructor prepares students for the language demands of the final activity </li></ul><ul><li>10. Students presents the final product </li></ul><ul><li>11. Students evaluate the project and themselves </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Do the students have access to the resources they need? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they know how to use the resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is going to support them in their work? </li></ul><ul><li>Are students clear on their roles and responsibilities? </li></ul>Dealing with difficulties
  12. 12. <ul><li>Schedule outcomes week after week </li></ul><ul><li>Report periodical findings </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a project at the end of a unit </li></ul>Time for a project
  13. 13. <ul><li>Collection projects : collect items (cars, postcards, coins, rocks,etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Informational projects : reports about different areas, news, debates, </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation projects : city guides, brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Social welfare projects : homeless, animals in danger, global warming) </li></ul>Kinds of projects
  14. 14. <ul><li>Define the criteria for asessing the projects: Process: collecting, compiling and organizing information, contribution from all members, responsibilities, </li></ul><ul><li>Product: neat presentation, roles during the presentation stage. </li></ul>Assessment of projects
  15. 15. <ul><li>Brochure to promote regional tourism, a debate on human rights, exhibition of dinosaurs, multimedia presentation of enadangered animals, wall paper on healthy food, a book about world war II, a collection of coins from different countries, a poster on AIDS, a survey report about teeangers and computer use, a video about pollution problems in your city, a written report about teen pregancy in our city, an interview to a kidnapped person, a guide book to Huila, a theatrical performance about family relationships, a website of the school, an oral presentation about kidnapping in Colombia, a video about homeless in your city . </li></ul>Samples of projects

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