Knoll, Michael, "'I Had Made a Mistake': William H. Kilpatrick and the Project Method," Teachers College Record, 114(February, 2012), 1 - 45.


Michael Knoll


Analyzes Kilpatrick's work and publications on the project method; concludes that he did not originate the idea, that he sought to popularized an approach to method that even Kilpatrick came to believe was not wisely labeled as "project method", and that critics justifiably argued was flawed.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Literature, Teaching/Learning Process


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