Project-Based Learning Not Just for STEM Anymore

Overview

Duke, N.K., Halvorsen A-L., & Strachan, S. L. (2016). Project-based learning not just for STEM anymore. Phi Delta Kappan, 98 (1).

The popularity of project-based learning has been driven in part by a growing number of STEM schools and programs. But STEM subjects are not the only fertile ground for project based learning. Social studies and literacy content, too, can be adapted into PBL units to benefit teaching and learning, the authors argue.

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Research

The Evidence is Clear: Rigorous Project-Based Learning is an Effective Lever for Student Success

Lucas Education Research. (2021). The Evidence is Clear: Rigorous Project-Based Learning is an Effective Lever for Student Success. Lucas Education Research. Four newly released peer-reviewed research studies show that using rigorous project-based learning in U.S. public schools has strong and positive effects on student outcomes across grades and subjects. Project-based learning (PBL) is an inquiry-based […]

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Enabling Conditions for Scaling Project-Based Learning

Zuckerbrod, N., De Vivo, K., and Udall, D. (2021). Enabling Conditions for Scaling Project-Based Learning. Lucas Education Research. This paper reviews the work of the Enabling Conditions Collaboratory (ECC), a team of researchers that looked across research projects to study the conditions that support the success of project-based learning. The researchers found that student engagement […]

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Project-Based Learning Boosts Student Achievement in AP Courses

This brief examines the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California examining a project-based approach to Advanced Placement courses.

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Project-Based Learning Leads to Gains in Science and Other Subjects in Middle School and Benefits All Learners

This research brief highlights the findings of a study looking at the impact of a project-based approach to science instruction in middle school.

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Research Award

Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning

Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning is a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade science program developed by the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

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Project-Approach to Literacy and Civic Engagement (PLACE) Project

Project PLACE is a second-grade, project-based learning social studies and literacy program developed by teams from University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

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Investigating the Role of Curriculum Materials

“Investigating the Role of Curriculum Materials” was a study that examined the various factors that influenced an educator’s success in shifting to a project-based learning curriculum model.

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Learning Through Performance

In an effort to accelerate and deepen student learning of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, the Understanding Language - Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (UL-SCALE) developed sixth-grade project-based curricula with performance-based assessments.

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Equity in Science Education

Equity in Science Education is a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, project-based learning science program developed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity in conjunction with the San Francisco Unified School District.

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Core Practices for Project-Based Teaching

Core Practices for Project-Based Teaching is a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Project research focuses on the critical role professional development and instructional quality play in fostering meaningful student learning.

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