Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Review of Research on Project-Based Learning

Thomas, J.W. 2000. A review of research on project-based learning. San Rafael, CA: Autodesk Foundation.

This author examines research from the past decade, related to the teaching and learning of "Project-Based Learning" (PBL). The review covers eight topics: a definition of project-based learning, the underpinnings of PBL research and practice research on the effectiveness of PBL, the role of student characteristics in PBL, the challenges associated with enacting PBL, research on improving the effectiveness of PBL, as well as conclusion and future directions for PBL research.

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