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ERIC Number: EJ1058640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: EISSN-1541-5015
A Longitudinal Investigation of Project-Based Instruction and Student Achievement in High School Social Studies
Summers, Emily J.; Dickinson, Gail
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v6 n1 p82-103 Spr 2012
This longitudinal study focused on how project-based instruction (PBI) influenced secondary social studies students' academic achievement and promoted College and Career Readiness (CCR). We explored and compared student achievement in a PBI high school versus a traditional instruction high school within the same rural school district. While previous literature indicated that PBI involved more preparation time and a steeper learning curve for both teachers and students, we found that in high school social studies, students' achievement gains actualized within one year. PBI students outperformed peers who learned from a traditional curriculum in both social studies achievement and CCR preparedness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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