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ERIC Number: EJ1061224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Enhancing College Students' Life Skills through Project Based Learning
Wurdinger, Scott; Qureshi, Mariam
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n3 p279-286 Jun 2015
This study examined whether life skills could be developed in a Project Based Learning (PBL) course. The participants were students enrolled in a graduate level PBL course. The same 35-question survey was given to students at the beginning and end of the course, and students were asked to rank their life skills using a Likert scale. Additionally, we interviewed three students in order to capture some of the student's views on the use of PBL. A paired sample t-test revealed that there was no significant difference from survey 1 to survey 2 in time management, collaboration, and work ethic; but there was a significant difference from survey 1 to survey 2 in responsibility, problem solving, self-direction, communication, and creativity. However, on average all life skills showed an increase. The interviews also indicated that PBL allowed students to practice and develop life skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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