The Project Approach on Environmental Education: An Action Research for Children’s Social-Emotional Development

Ulil Abshor
page. 1~20 / 2017 Vol.11 No.1


The aim of this study is to increase children’s social-emotional development using project approachon early childhood environmental education. The researcher uses applied classroom action researchmethod to explore the project approach on environmental education as multidimensional approach.The project approach is in-depth investigation to a topic which has three phases; 1) planning andgetting started, 2) developing project, and 3) reflection and conclusion. This study involvedcollaborators and 15 children organized in two cycles. The findings are as follows. The children’ssocial-emotional development has been increasing by the end of cycle-2, their social-emotionaldevelopment level especially in giving respect to others and borrowing or lending toys has beenincreasing significantly as well as their capability on taking part in large program or agenda. Anotherfinding in this study is the instructional activities during the project approach on early childhoodenvironmental education has been giving children opportunities to interact actively with peoplearound since these are the basic of social-emotional development.

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