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WHAT IS PROJECT WORK?

A way of teaching and learning…

  • Based on communication

  • Based on the learners’ autonomy

  • Integrating language with meaningful content

  • With a final product from a final task

  • With a very rich process

WHY PROJECT WORK?

WHY PROJECT WORK?

  • It integrates language knowledge, content and skills.

  • It encourages emotional and personal development.

  • It promotes responsibility and cooperation.

  • It encourages learner’s independence.

  • It caters for mixed-ability classes.

  • It educates the whole child ( intellectually and socially)

  • It allows for flexibility within the curriculum.

WHY PROJECT WORK?

It takes into account the learners’ needs and characteristics

It provides close-to-real life and problem solving activities.

It enables learners to communicate meaningfully through collaborative work.

It allows them to take part in their learning process

It gives a self-elaborated final product

PROS AND CONS ON

PROJECT WORK

PLANNING THE PROJECT

  • Analyze the needs of the learners

  • Choose a topic based on learner’s interests

  • Plan the objectives and the content

  • Choose the communicative tasks ( 5 skills)

  • Choose the final product (a PPT, a video, a wall display, a booklet, podcast, blog etc.)

  • Plan the instruments and process for assessment and evaluation

INTRODUCING THE PROJECT TO THE CHILDREN

  • Involve the children in the project by listening to their suggestions

  • Tell them the choices they will have

  • Reach an agreement about the end-product

  • Tell them how their progress will be monitored and assessed

MANAGING THE PROJECT

  • Think of ways to monitor group work and individual work

  • Give the children clear instructions and check understanding

  • Have your materials ready

  • Expect some noise and movement

  • Plan time at the end of lessons to sum up

ORGANISING GROUP WORK

  • Should everyone do all the aspects of the project?

  • What choices should we give to the children?

  • Can the children take responsibility for finding information or materials?

  • How do we deal with grouping?

PROJECT PLAN

  • Having a plan of work helps both teacher and

students to follow the steps of a project

  • It can be in the form of a wall poster, in a project web, in the form of a calendar or in other forms

  • Individual or group responsibilities can be reminded in the plan

  • As the project progresses objectives can be evaluated and ticked off

PROJECT : NAME RESPONSIBLE SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4 FOR ... TEACHER’S CLASS
PROJECT :
NAME
RESPONSIBLE
SESSION 1
SESSION 2
SESSION 3
SESSION 4
FOR ...
TEACHER’S CLASS
OBSERVATIONS
Group comments

PLANNING THE END-PRODUCT

  • Give clear instructions about the final outcome.

  • Be clear on how the project is going to be displayed: poster, exhibition, magazine, DVD, PPT, show, etc.

  • Do not be over-ambitious

  • Decide how to store on-going work

  • Be creative!

PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT

WHO TO? To classmates, to other groups, parents…

HOW? a poster, an oral presentation, an art exhibition, a video recording, handmade books, a

performance…

WHERE? In the classroom, the

school hall, corridors,

outdoors, in a school blog or website…

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

ASSESSING PROGRESS

  • Allocate time for evaluation of the process and the product

  • Children should know how well they are doing things

  • Evaluation helps you adapt your materials and methods

  • Ongoing evaluation help the children to become more independent

  • Sometimes you may need to switch to first language for evaluation tasks

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Does Not Meet Meets Expectations Score Expectations
Does Not Meet
Meets Expectations
Score
Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Points Earned

3

2

1 or 0

Colors and Patterns

Enhance readability

Support readability

Detract from readability

Layout

Creatively enhances information

Balanced, uncluttered, adequate white space

Not balanced, cluttered, insufficient white space

Graphics/Photos

All graphics are engaging, enhance text

Graphics enhance text

Graphics do not enhance text

Titles and Subtitles

All titles and subtitles are clear, enhance readability

Most titles and subtitles are clear, enhance readability

Few or no titles or subtitles to clarify text

Text Size and Color

All text is clear and readable; a few

changes in size and

color enhance

understanding

Text is clear and

readable; changes in

size and color enhance understanding

Some text is clear and readable; frequent

changes in size and

color do not enhance understanding

Writing

Well written and organized, clear, easy to follow

Adequately written and organized, clear, reasonably easy to follow

Poorly written and organized, unclear, hard to follow

Quality of Information

Accurate, complete,

concise

Inaccurate, incomplete,

not concise

Grammar and Spelling

No grammar or spelling errors

Many grammar and spelling errors

References

Correctly credits all references

Incorrectly credited or missing references

TOTAL SCORE

STUDENTS ASSESSMENT RESOURCES ORGANISATION PROJECT ACTIVITIES FINAL PRODUCT LANGUAGE CONTENT
STUDENTS
ASSESSMENT
RESOURCES
ORGANISATION
PROJECT
ACTIVITIES
FINAL PRODUCT
LANGUAGE
CONTENT
LITERACY/ SONGS AND RHYMES CULTURE LANGUAGE ARTS STORY AND DRAMA CRAFTS GAMES SCIENCE MATHS
LITERACY/
SONGS AND
RHYMES
CULTURE
LANGUAGE
ARTS
STORY
AND
DRAMA
CRAFTS
GAMES
SCIENCE
MATHS

Display quality work Inspire children Stimulate interest Purposeful Lively literacy Attractive Yield success

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