ERIC Number: ED478205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Designing a Project-Based Learning Experience for an Introductory Educational Psychology Course: A Quasi-Experiment.
Meyerson, Peter; Adams, W. Sam
Over the past six semesters, researchers developed a project-based learning experience for an introductory Educational Psychology course. Each semester, one or two aspects of the project were varied. In the most recent semester, 44 students in 2 sections of the course worked on the project in groups. In both sections, students were provided with a grading rubric which they used to grade one another. In addition, in one of the two sections, students were taught a specific framework for how to work together as teams. Overall results suggest that the addition of the team building framework had only a moderate positive effect. However, the grading rubric had a significant positive effect on learning and engagement for both groups. An appendix contains the project description. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).