Project-Based Learning:

A Literature Review

This review primarily includes studies published from 2015 to 2017 focused on PBL implementation and its effects on student outcomes. This review suggests that studies there are a growing numbers of studies that show a positive relationship between PBL and student learning outcomes, and this evidence is “promising, not proven.” Some studies show positive effects on students’ engagement, motivation, and self-efficacy. This review focuses on underlying PBL principles, PBL in K-12 settings, implementation challenges, enabling school and district factors, and evidence of effectiveness.

Citation: Condliffe, B., Quint, J., Visher, M.G., Bangser, M. R., Drohojowska, S. Saco, L., and Nelson, E. (2017). Project Based Learning: A Literature Review, 1-78. New York, NY: MDRC.

Source Organization: MDRC/Lucas Education Research

Literature Review