This guide offers suggestions about integrating the Project Approach across the curriculum, pre-kindergarten to grade 6, and meeting learning and curricular objectives and standards with project work.
Most traditional curricula include both knowledge and skills, providing guidelines not only for the capabilities students develop but also the topics they study. Project work can encompass a broad range of knowledge, skills, and social and emotional goals, meeting many different kinds of learning goals.
Much teaching is designed to enable students to acquire dismbedded skills and knowledge. Projects, in contrast, help students to apply skills and develop concepts in contexts that makes sense to them. Teachers can take a guidance role to help students with discussion, negotiation, and collaboration in their project work. The acquisition of skills and their application are explained in this guide together with the role of the teacher in facilitating project work.