Putting PBL to the Test
The Impact of Project-based Learning on Second-grade Students’ Social Studies and Literacy Learning and Motivation
This study investigated the impact of PBL on social studies and literacy achievement and motivation of students in second grade in high poverty and low performing districts as part of a Project PLACE: A Project Approach to Literacy and Civic Engagement. PLACE is a second-grade Project Based Learning program that integrates social studies and content literacy. Researchers found that PBL can raise student achievement in high-poverty communities. Specifically, the gains made by the PBL group were 63% higher in social studies and 23% higher gains in informational reading than the control group.
Citation: Duke, N., Halvorsen, A-L., Strachan, S. L., Kim, J., Konstantopoulos, S. (2017). Putting PBL to the Test: The Impact of Project-based Learning on Second-grade Students’ Social Studies and Literacy Learning and Motivation, 1-50. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan.
Source Organization: University of Michigan
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This is a link to the UMichigan website: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/nkduke/publications/project-place-papers