The Resource Project-based learning for academically-able students : Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore, Joseph C. L. Tan and Anne Chapman

Project-based learning for academically-able students : Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore, Joseph C. L. Tan and Anne Chapman

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Project-based learning for academically-able students : Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore
Title
Project-based learning for academically-able students
Title remainder
Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore
Statement of responsibility
Joseph C. L. Tan and Anne Chapman
Title variation
Project based learning for academically able students
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the dynamic approach to student-centred learning known as project-based learning, or project work. It addresses both the concepts and practical application of project-based learning to enhance teaching and learning. It describes empirical case study research into the impact of research-based project work on independent learning for academically-able secondary school students at Hwa Chong Institution, a premier independent school in Singapore. The research investigated how students dealt with an innovative project-based learning curriculum built on a social constructivist approach designed to foster independent learning attitudes. The students had to research and initiate their own projects, and see through the entire process with guidance from their teacher mentors. The case study findings give rich insights into student perspectives and experiences as they engage in projects and respond to real-life challenges and problems. A new theory of project-based learning is presented in the form of theoretical propositions. The research has implications for the professional development of teachers as project work mentors to help prepare their students to be 'future-proof' in dealing with 21st century study, work and social challenges with confidence. The book highlights compelling reasons for schools to include some form of research-based project work within their curricula, thereby allowing students to engage in collaborative, authentic research
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
370
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
L1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Project-based learning for academically-able students : Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore, Joseph C. L. Tan and Anne Chapman
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS; CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUES; INTRODUCTION; BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT; Project-Based Learning; The International Context; The Singapore Context; Hwa Chong Institution: The Case Study School; KEY CONCEPTS; Constructivism and Social Constructivism; Learning and Independent Learning; Self-Directed Learning; AIM AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS; RESEARCH DESIGN AND RESEARCH METHODS; Data-Gathering Methods; Data Analysis; OVERVIEW OF THE FINDINGS; Proposition 1; Proposition 2; Proposition 3; Proposition 4; Proposition 5; Proposition 6; Proposition 7; SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
  • CONCLUSIONCHAPTER 2: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT; INTRODUCTION; CONTEXT OF CURRENT EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA; Education in Today's Globalised and Connected World; The Trail of Educational Reforms on the International Scene: The USA, UK and Australia; EDUCATIONAL REFORMS IN ASIA; THE SINGAPORE EDUCATION JOURNEY; The Early Years; Education as Socio-Economic Leveller (from 1959 to Mid-1960s); Educational Upskilling of Society (1965-1978); Reforming and Fine-Tuning the Education System (1974 Report); Education, the Practical Approach -- The Goh Report (1979-1984)
  • Cultivating Peaks of Excellence in an Egalitarian Society (1985-1990)Education in an Ability-Driven Economy in the 1990s; Nurturing a Thinking Generation; Teach Less Learn More Initiative; Project Work at Hwa Chong Institution; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 3: LITERATURE REVIEW; INTRODUCTION; THE CONCEPT OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING; Project-Based Learning; The Roles of Teachers and Students in Project-Based Learning; Elements That Influence Project-Based Learning; Social Constructivism; Collaborative Learning; Knowledge Building and Collective Wisdom; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN PROJECT WORK
  • Semi-Structured Focus Group InterviewsDocument Study; Data Analysis; Stage 1: Data Reduction; Stage 2: Data Display; Stage 3: Drawing and Verifying Conclusions; ENSURING TRUSTWORTHINESS; Credibility; Transferability; Dependability; Confirmability; Participants' Consent; Researcher's Background; Confidentiality and Anonymity; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 5: CASE STUDIES; INTRODUCTION; BACKGROUND OF CASE STUDY SCHOOL, STUDENT GROUPS AND PROJECT WORK PROGRAMMES; The Science and Math Talent Programme; The Humanities Talent Programme; The Bicultural Studies Programme; The Language Elective Programme
  • Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Project WorkTypes of Interactions in Virtual Learning Communities; PROJECT WORK IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT; Project Work in the European Context; Project Work in the North American Context; Project Work in the Asian Context; Project Work in the Singapore Context; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 4: METHODOLOGY; INTRODUCTION; THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK; Interpretivism; Symbolic Interactionism; RESEARCH STRATEGY AND DESIGN; Case Study Method; Sampling Procedure; Participants; The Role of the Researcher; DATA COLLECTION AND DATA ANALYSIS; Data Collection
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ocn964657159
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1 online resource (vi, 154 pages)
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Isbn
9789463007320
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)964657159
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