Rationale

Evidence suggests that project-based learning improves overall student academic performance. When students engage in project-based learning, their results in mathematics, science and technology are on par with traditional learning. Project-based learning can be aligned with standards-based educational goals to maximize its effectiveness.

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Project-based learning can also benefit students by helping them develop higher-level cognitive skills such as:

  • Problem solving
  • Practical thinking
  • Long-term planning
  • Application of knowledge to authentic situations

Read our Research Brief to learn more about the positive impact project-based learning has on students' educational enrichment.