The Effects of Project Based Learning on Student Motivation and Behavior
Thus, teaching methods which strengthen student motivation are more relevant than ever
concluded that the conceptual understanding of students, who participated in an introductory astronomy course with project-based learning (PBL), was higher than students of the previous year with traditional lecture style (Barab et al., 2000).
There is a large research base regarding project-based learning and the effect on student learning, as well as its effect on student motivation. According to Larmer and Mergendoller (20 1 0), there are seven essential components of project-based learning.
Education seems to be in constant flux. For example, we live in a generation where the change in technology is constant.
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