ERIC Number: EJ1058579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Taking a Leap of Faith: Redefining Teaching and Learning in Higher Education through Project-Based Learning
Lee, Jean S.; Blackwell, Sue; Drake, Jennifer; Moran, Kathryn A.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v8 n2 p19-34 Oct 2014
This study examines two aspects of teaching with a project-based learning (PBL) model in higher education settings: faculty definitions of PBL and faculty PBL practices, as evidenced by their self-described successes and challenges in implementation. Faculty participants took "a leap of faith" in their teaching practices to redefine what it means to teach and learn using PBL as an instructional methodology. The findings provide insight into how faculty conceptualization of PBL drives implementation; how the PBL approach challenges college-level teachers; and how instructors' perceptions of their own role in the PBL process impacts how they implement PBL.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Self Concept, Learner Engagement, Student Evaluation, Phenomenology, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, College Students, Units of Study, Interviews, Surveys, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana