TITLE

Signs All Around Us: A Project Approach Unit for Kindergarten

AUTHOR(S)
MacDonell, Colleen
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Library Media Connection;Feb2007, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about a project approach, designed with the distinctive characteristics of early childhood in mind, of inculcating research skills in kindergarten children of the U.S. The child-centered approach to learning enables individuals to work at their level of skill, comfort, and interest. In the project, children get choices in terms of what questions they want to ask and which types of work they would produce as part of their investigation. Teachers and library media specialists act as facilitator providing materials and hands-on experiences for the children.
ACCESSION #
23909641

 

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