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Using Project Work

  1. 1. “ Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand” Chinese proverb
  2. 2. Sandra Milena Perdomo Tania Paola Tinoco <ul><li>PROJECT WORK </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is project work? <ul><li>It is a systematic plan that includes multi-skill activities, ideas and resources, among others, having the tendency to solve a problem or any other daily activity (Fried-Booth,1990) </li></ul><ul><li>It is a set of teaching strategies based on students' needs and interests that complement the teacher methodology, and can be part of the grade syllabus or the general curriculum (Cáceres, Unigarro,2007) </li></ul>
  4. 4. STEPS <ul><li>Opening </li></ul><ul><li>Topic orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Research and data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Data processing </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Legutke and Thomas (1991) </li></ul>
  5. 5. TYPE OF PROJECTS <ul><li>Ways to present the information (Haines, 1989) </li></ul><ul><li>Production project </li></ul><ul><li>Performance project </li></ul><ul><li>Celce-Murcia (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Collection projects </li></ul><ul><li>Informational projects </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation projects </li></ul><ul><li>Social welfare projects </li></ul>
  6. 6. HOW DO YOU GET STARTED? <ul><li>Basic material and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Reference books available </li></ul><ul><li>keep a stock of magazines, maps, and leaflets in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with concrete, small-scale activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach your learners how to do project work. </li></ul><ul><li>Project work works best when it comes at the end of a chapter or unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide the presentation form and the criteria for its evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic material and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Reference books available </li></ul><ul><li>keep a stock of magazines, maps, and leaflets in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with concrete, small-scale activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach your learners how to do project work. </li></ul><ul><li>Project work works best when it comes at the end of a chapter or unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide the presentation form and the criteria for its evaluation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Motivation and Relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learner outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>centered </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Autonomous </li></ul><ul><li>skills practice learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular work Authentic materials and tasks </li></ul>ADVANTAGES
  8. 8. POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS <ul><li>Hard and time-consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Use of L1 </li></ul><ul><li>Some learners doing nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with different levels </li></ul><ul><li>Groups working at different speeds </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are not always supportive of projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning project goals with curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>goals </li></ul>
  9. 9. PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS <ul><li>Project work combines in practical form both the fundamental principles of a communicative approach to language teaching and the values of good education. </li></ul><ul><li>It requires a change of attitude about what is really valuable in language teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to work productively in small groups and independently. </li></ul><ul><li>Project’s purpose is tied to the curriculum or performance standards </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation, then, is the key to make </li></ul><ul><li>project work a success . ( Tom Hutchinson, 2001 ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. REFERENCES <ul><li>Celce-Murcia,M. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Heinle and Heinle. United States. 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Project based Instruction: Creating Exciment for Learning. Railsback, J. August.2002. 20,March,2008 < http:// www.eric.ed.gov./ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/1a/a6/24.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Project work in Language learning. Tom Hutchinson. http://www.jalt-publications.org/tlt/files/96/sept/proj.html . </li></ul><ul><li>Project work in ELT with young learners of mixed ability classes. Magdalena Říhová . May. 2007. 1, June, 2008 < http:// is.muni.cz/th/30480/pedf_b/bakalarskaprace.doc </li></ul><ul><li>Project work with teenagers. Gallacher, L. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/methodology/project_work.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Hutchinson, T. Introduction to Project Work . . Oxford University Press . England . 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Fried-Booth, D . Project work . Oxford University Press . New York . 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scribd.com/doc/2553684/Class-Project-work </li></ul>

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