Investigating Nature through Projects -
EDUINDP 490/690 (01)
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Web-Based: May 29-June 15
Throughout this web-based workshop, students will learn about and practice the stages of the Project Approach; an approach to teaching and learning that involves in-depth investigations of interesting, meaningful and relevant things in the lives of young children focusing in this course on the natural world.
Objectives: Students will:
- understand the theory behind, benefits of and guidelines for facilitating project work
- distinguish between teacher developed themes and project work
- understand and practice each of the three stages of projects
- observe and document the story of children’s learning
- analyze potential learning benefits to the learners, in terms of standards met and dispositions nurtured
This workshop will be offered in a fully web-based three-week format; in both three credit and non-credit formats. During the three web-based weeks, ALL students will work toward the objectives outlined above. Those students interested in earning three UW-Whitewater credits are expected to facilitate and document a nature-based project with a group of young children over the summer; documenting all three stages of the process including the Project Approach Journal, critically reflecting about learning standards met and dispositions nurtured in children as well as reflecting about student’s own learning and ways to improve their skills in facilitating projects will need to be submitted by 8/1/2012 for grading.
$300 for non-credit (50 hours of continued education) OR $1049 for 3 UW-W undergraduate credits (includes surcharge for web-based courses) - Graduate credits are also available; inquire about tuition costs at Credit Outreach office number below.
Please contact Carmen Rivers with questions about the course at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-472-1802.
To register, contact the Credit Outreach office at email@example.com or 800-621-5376.