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Does project-based learning (PBL) raise student achievement?

From Judy Chyung, Librarian – TDSB Professional Library

“Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning (PBL) in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading”

The study involved grade 2 students from a high poverty, low performing school. The students were randomly divided into two groups. One group was taught social studies using the project-based units (the experimental or PBL group). The other group had traditional instruction ( the control group).  Both groups were given 80 social studies lessons over the course of the year.

The  study showed that “in the PBL group, gains were 63 percent higher for social studies and 23 percent higher for informational reading than in the control group.

Check out the full article in Edutopia.

 

August 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment


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