The Value of Projects in Education
Author: Dr. Robin Taylor
Source: The Fiji Times Online
June 26, 2012
"A number of years back, my daughter was at a school who were to bring in a new concept called something like the 'school project'.
The idea was to frame everything around 'the project', from English composition, through to music and dance. To think about maths and history through 'the project' and as far as possible every subject area. I can't remember exactly what the first project was, but let us say it was something like 'Rain Forests'.
Again I don't want to pretend this is exactly how it happened, but something similar occurred where children wrote stories about rain forests; they designed posters and T-shirts with rain forest themes on them; songs were sung about the rain forest; some cookies and cup-cakes were adorned with rain forest decorations and given exotic names such as "Amazon Delight"; maths lessons were done to the sound of recorded tropical rain forest ambient sounds; the natural histories of many rain forest species of both plants and animals were learned about."
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