The Learning Science Foundation for Project Based Learning

Robert Niewoehner, Tim Simpson, Jean Koster & Ed Crawley
Our paper summarizes the principles of Ambrose's "How Learning Works" and describes how the best practices of project based learning instantiate the emerging scholarship of educational and cognitive psychology. Ambrose's principles suggest criteria by which we might identify best practices in contextual and project based learning. We're seeking to shift the arguments for contextual and project based learning from appeals to intuition to a sound foundation built from the teaching and learning sciences. We intend...
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