Supporting Young Children's Reflection on Everyday Experiences in a Project-Based Learning Environment: Using Digital Images as Data

Land, Susan M.; Smith, Brian K.; Beabout, Brian; Sunghyun Park; Kyoungna Kim
May 2007
Educational Media & Technology Yearbook;2007, Vol. 32, p20
The article discusses on the preliminary research study that supports learners to reflect upon data from their everyday experiences in a project-based learning environment, specifically on health and nutrition in the U.S. It shows the significance of project-based learning as an instructional approach to support learning-by-doing in the U.S. education. Learning-by-doing is considered to be a longstanding approach as well as the goal for education. Technology and other instructional methods have been used to support student reflection in project-based environments. It has been stressed that the students need externalized support to organize, analize and reflect upon data since it is easy for them to get immersed in doing a project-based environment.


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