SYLVIA CHRISTINE CHARD, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Education: 1956-60 University of Bristol England
1959 B.A. (Hons) French & German
1960 Graduate Certificate of Education
1971 M.Ed. University of Illinois, U.S.A.
1985 Ph.D. University of Illinois, U.S.A.
Teaching and academic positions:
- 1960-62 Mayfield Comprehensive (High) School for Girls, London, England
- 1964-68 Various part-time positions in Nursery and Infant Schools, Bristol, U.K.
- 1971-75 Full-time in St Martin's and Yeo Moor Primary Schools, Bristol, U.K.
- 1975-89 Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, and Head of the Department of Early Childhood
Education at the College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham, U.K.
- 1989-91 Assistant Professor, 1991-2000 Associate Professor, 2000-2003 Full Professor, 2003-present, Professor Emeritus, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
- Director, The Child Study Centre, University of Alberta Laboratory School
- Chard, S.C. (2010) Remembering C.V. Raman: Young Children as Scientists. Navtika: Indian Journal on Early Childhood, Delhi.
- Chard, S.C. & Kogan Y. (2008) From My Side: Being a Child, Kaplan
- Chard, S.C. (2008) The Project Approach to Helping all Children Learn. Chapter 14 in Sawa R. (Ed.) Assessing Children’s Ways of Knowing.
- Chard, S.C. (2004) The Project Approach to Early Childhood Education. In Kostelnik, M. J., Soderman, A. K. and Whiren, A. P. (2004). Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood, Edition 3. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
- Chard, S.C. & Flockhart, M.E. (2002) Learning in the Park. Educational Leadership, Volume 60, 3, pp 53-56.
- Williams S.M. & Chard S.C. (2001) Pennsylvania Academic Standards and the Project Approach – High School Students Can Become Excited About Learning! Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Vol. 21 No. 1, pp 29-35
- Chard, S.C. (2001) CDrom, The Project Approach: Taking a Closer Look. Prospect CDs
- Katz, L.G. & Chard, S.C. (2000) Engaging Children’s Minds: The Project Approach, (2nd Edition) Greenwood.
- Chard, S.C. (1998) Teaching Young Children in England and America: A Review, TACTYC (Teachers of Advanced Courses for Teachers of Young Children) Journal: The Early Years, 18, 2, pp 43-48.
- Chard, S.C. (1998) The Project Approach: Practical Guides 1 & 2, New York: Scholastic.
- Katz, L.G., & Chard, S.C. (1996) The Contribution of Documentation to the Quality of Early Childhood Education, ERIC Digest,April.
- Chard, S.C. (1994) The National Curriculum of England and Wales: Its implementation and evaluation in Early Childhood Classrooms. Ch. 5 in Teacher Development: The struggle for Authenticity, P.P Grimmett & J. Neufeld (Eds), TCP.
- Katz, L.G. & Chard, S.C. (1992) The Project Approach. Chapter 12 in J.L. Roopnarine & J.E. Johnson (Eds) Approaches to Early Childhood Education, New York:Macmillan.
- Chard S.C. (1990) Everyday living and learning in the classroom. Alberta Journal of Early Childhood Education, Spring Issue
- Katz, L.G. & Chard, S.C. (1989) Engaging Childrens' Minds: The Project Approach, Ablex
- North Battleford Tribal Council, Saskatchewan, Canada(2004-5): I worked with the North Battleford Tribal Council in a First Nations school district to help with the implementation of project based learning approaches, 2004-5. This work involved training teachers as well as restructuring the governance and management of schools and developing school leadership roles. This work was financed by the Department of Indian Affairs in Canada.
- Curacao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustacius, & Saba, The Netherlands Antilles(2005-7): I worked for three years with the Netherlands Antilles helping them restructure their whole school system at the elementary level to modernize the teaching approaches and school management on the five Carribbean islands. In this case, I worked with managers and trainers on the ground in the area consulting with them on how to implement what they termed Foundation Based Education. This work was and continues to be funded by the Dutch government in Holland.
Consulting Workshops (2-5 days) on Project Approach in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools: for Teachers, Administrators, Consultants, Teacher Educators in Canada, U.S.A., Australia, Europe, China, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, &Thailand.
Consulting Work in International Schools: in China, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, HongKong, Mexico, & United Arab Emirates.
Conferences: Keynote addresses on inquiry in young children at conferences in the USA & Canada, Australia, Europe, Turkey, U.A.E. Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, & China.
On-line Course: Instruction from the Project Approach web site. Listserv: PROJECTS-L
Web site: The Project Approach. URL: http://www.projectapproach.org