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ERIC Number: EJ1086743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Problem-Based Learning in Secondary Education: Evaluation by an Experiment
De Witte, Kristof; Rogge, Nicky
Education Economics, v24 n1 p58-82 2016
The effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) in terms of increasing students' educational attainments has been extensively studied for higher education students and in nonexperimental settings. This paper tests the effectiveness of PBL as an alternative instruction method in secondary education. In a controlled experiment at the class level, we estimate its effect on tested student attainments, on perceived student attainments, on autonomous and controlled motivation, and on class atmosphere. The outcomes indicate a significant positive effect on student achievements, a significant positive effect on motivation, and a significant positive effect on class atmosphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium