Organization: University of Alberta
Dr. Sylvia C. Chard is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. She worked at the University of Alberta since 1989 where she was for seven years Director of the Laboratory School, the Child Study Center, in the Department of Elementary Education. Dr. Chard taught at various levels in schools from preschool through high school in England. She completed her M.Ed. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. Dr. Sylvia Chard is co-author with Lilian G. Katz of the book, Engaging Children’s Minds: The Project Approach (Ablex, 1989). Dr. Chard has written two Practical Guides for Teachers on project work published by Scholastic (1998) and a CD The Project Approach: Taking a Closer Look. Dr. Chard continues to maintain a website and blog at: ProjectApproach.org. She lectures on the Project Approach, interdisciplinary learning, and young children representing their understanding through drawing, in Canada, the U.S.A., and in many other countries around the world.