The Project Method in Education

Paperback | January 14, 2012

byMendel Everett Branom

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MOTIVATION IN THE USE OF THE PROJECT METHOD The teacher's work is to place the child into effective relations with his environment. In the preceding chapters it has been shown that the project method, as a method, is beyond the control of teachers, that it is nature's way of securing results. The teacher, therefore, is relieved of every responsibility in the formulation of the method itself. Does not this, then, minimize the importance of the teacher's work? Decidedly it does not. The teacher needs to recognize the ways of nature in developing the child. Her big problem is properly to relate the situations to the child's experiences and attitudes so that the child can grow. Her problem is to get the child's interest aroused so that he will feel the need and if possible the want of mastering the situation. She has the task of getting the child to focus his attention and interests upon situations whose mastery will develop him in the direction demanded by social welfare. Her opportunity, in short, lies in the direction of stimulating an interest in worth-while situations to such an extent that the child is willing and even anxious to put forth effort in their interpretation. Every teacher should attempt to relate the work to the child in such a way that there is no problem of discipline. How great is the teacher's opportunity may be measured by the present condition of our schools. In how many schoolrooms is the attention focussed on the subject matter instead of on the child? In how many schools is an attempt made to adapt the child to the subject matter instead of trying to adapt the subject matter to the child? In how many schools do the children memorize language forms, and mislead themselves and also their teachers into the belie...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MOTIVATION IN THE USE OF THE PROJECT METHOD The teacher's work is to place the child into effective rel...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217283098

ISBN - 13:9780217283090

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