The Project Method of Teaching

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Macmillan, 1921 - Project method in education - 305 pages
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Page 12 - It is that reconstruction or reorganization of experience which adds to the meaning of experience, and which increases ability to direct the course of subsequent experience.
Page 116 - A project is a problematic act carried to completion in its natural setting.
Page 125 - Processes of instruction are unified in the degree in which they center in the production of good habits of thinking. While we may speak, without error, of the method of thought, the important thing is that thinking is the method of an educative experience. The essentials of method are therefore identical with the essentials of reflection.
Page xvi - ... ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this — or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the meanwhile, and had received a Rogers
Page xvi - Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month, -the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this -or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the meanwhile, and had received a Rodgers penknife from his father?
Page xv - If I wished a boy to know something about the arts and sciences, for instance, I would not pursue the common course, which is merely to send him into the neighborhood of some professor, where anything is professed and practised but the art of life...
Page 74 - There must be a plan for work at home covering a season or a more or less extended period of time; (2) it must be a part of the instruction in agriculture of the school; (3) there must be a problem more or less new to the pupil; (4) the parents and pupil should agree with the teacher upon the plan; (5) some competent person must supervise the home work; (6) detailed records of time, method, cost, and income must be honestly kept; and (7) a written report based on the record must be submitted to the...
Page 185 - THE PSYCHOLOGICAL METHOD Out of the conviction that modern-language study should be made attractive, and out of the desire to adapt instruction to the known workings of the human mind, has come a system that seems more deserving of serious attention than the grammar method or the "natural
Page 55 - In the ordinary routine of the farm it may be that the boy is required to tend the poultry. During -at least one year he should be given control of at least one pen of poultry, and facilities for feeding a balanced ration and trap nesting individual birds for comparison of productivity in laying.
Page 78 - A few citations from the writings of JF Woodhull will give his views of the project method in- science. "The purpose of science teaching in all grades of schools is not chiefly to impart knowledge of subject matter but to train persons in the method of the masters, which is invariably the project method. This is the method used by intelligent men in achieving their ends, in school or...

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