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February 25, 2021

Project-based learning yields better student outcomes in studies supported by famous filmmaker’s foundation

Thomas, L. (2021). Project-based learning yields better student outcomes in studies supported by famous filmmaker’s foundation. University of Michigan Vice President for Communications.

Students in project-based learning classrooms across the United States significantly outperform those in typical classrooms, according to studies announced by Lucas Education Research, along with five major universities, including the University of Michigan.

February 24, 2021

Project-based learning boosts achievement across demographics

Arundel, K. (2021). Project-based learning boosts achievement across demographics. K-12 Dive.

Studies give more proof that project-based learning increases academic achievement.

February 24, 2021

The Only Class a High School Dropout Never Missed

DeVivo, Kristin. "The Only Class a High School Dropout Never Missed." Education Week.

New research shows how to engage even the hardest-to-reach students.

February 22, 2021

A remedy for COVID learning loss? Project-based learning improves outcomes in elementary science, social studies

Michigan State University College of Education News

With growing concern about the “COVID slide” effects of distance learning, researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have developed two project-based learning studies that seek to help teachers boost student engagement- Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning and Project Place.

February 21, 2021

New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL

Terada, Youki. New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL. Edutopia 2021.

Two new gold-standard studies provide compelling evidence that project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students—including historically marginalized ones.

June 12, 2018

Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

Terada, Youki. Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning. Edutopia 2018.

A researcher-practitioner partnership in San Francisco shows promising results for middle school science students.

July 21, 2017

USC Dornsife Researcher Investigates a New Approach to Advanced Placement Teaching and Learning

Bell, Susan. "USC Dornsife researcher investigates a new approach to Advanced Placement teaching and learning." USC Dornsife. 21 July 2017. Web. 23 Aug. 2017.

Promising results from a pilot study led by Anna Saavedra of the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and supported by the George Lucas Educational Foundation could herald a shift in traditional approaches to education.

June 20, 2017

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Duke, Nell K. and Halvorsen, Anne-Lise. New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement. Edutopia 2017

Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading.

September 20, 2014

Less Lecturing, More Doing: New Approach for A.P. Classes

"Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for A.P. classes" Seattle Times (2014).

Read about how Knowledge in Action AP courses are being implemented in Seattle classrooms.

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