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FAQs

FAQ: Project Approach: Display and Documentation

Displays that document what children have done and learned are an essential part of project work. Documentation can communicate to visitors (including parents) what has taken place during a project. Memory drawings; topic webs; charts of questions, predictions, and findings; surveys; sketches, and photographs; data from field visits and interviews; models and other representations of knowledge—all may be important features of the “story” of a project. Bulletin boards, walls, shelves, and even floor space in a classroom can be used for effective displays that describe the progress of a project throughout all three phases. Creating effective, efficient project displays can be challenging for educators who may face shortages of space, time limitations, and files or piles of data collected from and by the children over several weeks or months of investigation.

This FAQ introduces some aspects of display and documentation and lists resources for readers who want to explore the topic further.

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