Young investigators: The project approach in the early years

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By Judy Harris Helm, Lillian G. Katz

This bestselling book has been completely updated and expanded to help teachers use the project approach in child care centres, in preschools, and in kindergarten, first grade, and early childhood special education classrooms. For those new to using projects, the book introduces the approach and provides step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful projects. Experienced teachers will find the teacher interviews, children’s work, photographs (including full colour), and teacher journal entries used to document the project process in actual classrooms very useful.

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This popular, easy-to-use resource has been expanded to include these new features:

  • A variety of nature experiences, with examples that show how project work is an excellent way to connect children to the natural world.
  • An update of the use of technology for both documentation and investigations, including use of the Web as well as video and digital cameras.
  • More toddler projects that reflect our increased knowledge from recent mind/brain research about toddler understanding and learning.
  • A study guide for pre- and in-service teachers.

“This practical book is full of good ideas for teachers developing investigative projects with the youngest children. A powerful resource, it combines sound educational theory with many ways to support and document learning.”
—Sylvia C. Chard, University of Alberta, Canada

“In this beautifully written book, the reader takes a journey, discovering the many answers to the why, what, and how questions about the project approach. In addition to providing the essential how-to guidebook for projects, Helm and Katz address today’s burning issues—standards, evaluation, special populations, and relation to the larger curriculum.”
—Sue Bredekamp, Council for Professional Recognition

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 27.7 × 21.1 × 0.8 cm