RE: [xmca] Project based Instruction

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at>
Date: Sun Jul 20 2008 - 06:18:22 PDT

Teachers College Record published Kilpatrick's original articles on the
project method, and they are all available at


Peter Smagorinsky

The University of Georgia

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Athens, GA 30602


From: [] On
Behalf Of Michael Glassman
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 8:01 AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: RE: [xmca] Project based Instruction




There has been some of what you are looking for, but it has been done
primarily with early childhood education. You might want to take a look at
people doing work with Reggio Emilia - which has attempted to a certain
extent to combine Vygotsky and Project Based Instruction (among others).
There is a book - I can't remember the exact title - something like "A
Thousand languages of Childhood'. There is a chapter by the person who
originated the philosophy.


For older students there is of course Dewey, and George S. Counts for high
school students I believe, but there is no integration with Vygotsky.





From: on behalf of jose david herazo
Sent: Sat 7/19/2008 10:57 PM
Subject: [xmca] Project based Instruction


Dear all

At the moment I am planning a module on Project BAed Instruction, PBI, for
a Diploma course on new methodological trends in English as a Foreign
Language. As part of th module contents, I would like to establish the
connection between PBI and the work of Vygotsky and researchers on SCT.
HOwever, I haven't found much literature available. I think that the
article by van Lier in Lantolf's 2008 book elaborates on this connection,
but unfortunately I will not get the book in time for the module. Could
anybody please point me in the right direction? I would also appreciate if
you could suggest online sources that I could download.

Kind regards to all

Universidad de Córdoba - Colombia
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