Project-Based Learning Research: Evidence-Based Components of Success

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  via Edutopia What boosts PBL from a fun and engaging exercise to a rigorous and powerful real-world learning experience? Researchers have identified four key components that are critical to …

Cecilia Rosas‘s insight:

Compared to traditional instructional methods, students engaged in small-group learning achieve higher grades, retain information longer, and have reduced dropout rates, improved communication and collaboration skills, and a better understanding of professional environments. Collaborative learning promotes time on task as well as friendships across diverse groups, such as race, ethnicity, gender, or school cliques. Collaborative learning benefits students across grade levels, academic subjects, gender, ethnicity, and achievement level.

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