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ERIC Number: EJ812921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
The Contribution of Project-Based-Learning to High-Achievers' Acquisition of Technological Knowledge and Skills
Mioduser, David; Betzer, Nadav
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v18 n1 p59-77 Jan 2008
The main goals of this study were to look after the technological knowledge construction process by high-school high-achievers, and their ability to design and implement solutions for technological problems. More specifically, we examine the contribution of Project-based-learning (PBL), as pedagogical means for supporting the students' knowledge acquisition and problem-solving process. The findings show a significant increase in formal knowledge as measured by standardized matriculation exams; an expansion in the scope of technological knowledge acquired and implemented, and in the scope of knowledge resources utilized for the projects; a high level of overall performance as regards to the set of design skills studied; a positive change in attitude towards technology and technological studies; the emergence of consistent design styles by individuals and groups along their work in the projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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