www.factworld.info Project work – defining what we mean At school and university, a project is a research assignment given to a student which generally requires a larger amount of effort and more independent work than is involved in a normal essay assignment. It requires students to undertake their own fact-finding and analysis, either from library/internet research or from gathering data empirically. The written report that comes from the project is usually in the form of a dissertation, which will contain sections on the project's inception, methods of inquiry, analysis, findings and conclusions. (Answers.com) fun student-focused curriculum-focused integrated skills structured and product-led (KK)
www.factworld.info Project work - Curriculum Locate the curriculum guidelines for subjects you are interested in UK National Curriculum: Guidelines, resources, samples of work Example - What goes on in Science?
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www.factworld.info The language of heredity Describing facial features S/He has / has got Her/His … is/are … (brown, green, blue, blond, red, grey) (round, thin, fat, long, short, flat, curly, straight, spiky, wavy) Naming parts of the face Eyes, nose, ears, earlobes, eyebrows, hair, chin, cheeks Describing inherited characteristics He gets his … from his … She gets her … from her … He looks like his … She looks like her … He takes after his … with his She takes after her … with her He has inherited his mothers … She has inherited her mothers …
www.factworld.info Project work - Resources Science Across the World a) a bank of resources for general Science projects b) a database of contacts for carrying out a curriculum exchange project with a school in another country, c) an internet-based and ICT focus to learning. Example – What did you eat?
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www.factworld.info Project work - Skills - research work - dealing with data (gathering, presenting) - presentation work Example - Heredity Hair colour, eye colour, skin colour, height, ear lobes, mid finger hair, tongue rolling
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www.factworld.info Other Product projects 24 paper airplanes to create and fly http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/ http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/ Bridge building challenges http://42explore.com/bridge.htm http://42explore.com/bridge.htm School partnership projects Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise
www.factworld.info Conclusions and getting started 1) Explore the content curriculum: - resources - skills - the language 2) Identify an appealing aspect of this context for you and students - a skill - PPTs - a grammar area - passive voice - general academic language for the content curriculum - economy 3) Offer a focus in your language lesson (large or small).
www.factworld.info References Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching www.factworld.info firstname.lastname@example.org Young learners and teens group email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org onestopclil discussion forum www.onestopclil.com/forum_board.asp?catid=80 www.onestopclil.com/forum_board.asp?catid=80 Gibbons, P (2002) Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning, Heinemann Science across the world www.scienceacross.orgwww.scienceacross.org Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, www.bbsrc.ac.uk www.bbsrc.ac.uk UK National Curriculum Website http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/