Publication Date: December 20, 2019
This book began as a deep discussion among administrators, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, and educational consultants concerned about the critical reduction of play, engaged learning opportunities, and intellectually stimulating experiences in classrooms for toddlers through the primary grades. This group made a pact to organize and stand up for engaged learning by creating a comprehensive, research-based defense that they call The Manifesto. In Growing Child Intellect, this panel of experts pulls together the research, stories, and lessons learned from using the Project Approach in a variety of settings. Readers are invited to dive deeply with them into the world of project work, beginning with the neuroscience foundation, through the research in the field, and on to the challenges and successes.
“Voices from the Field” projects:
Judy Harris Helm heads her own educational consulting and training company, Best Practices, Inc., in Brimfield, Illinois. She is the bestselling author of Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years, Third Edition. Karrie A. Snider is an assistant professor of early childhood education at the University of Central Missouri.