Based on the theoretical framework of experiential learning, this thesis focused on whether project-based learning (PBL) is an effective instructional method for middle and high school education. This review of the literature examined the difference between project-based learning and problem-based learning as well as the difference between project-based learning and a more traditional style of learning. It also investigated the various elements needed to have a successful PBL environment, the challenges/barriers to implement PBL, the instructional methods and support used, collaboration within PBL, and the significance of PBL. The main conclusion was that PBL is an effective instructional method that develops many skills including collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving.
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Aeikens, C. (2017). Effectiveness of Project-based Learning as an Instructional Method in Middle and High School Education [Masterʼs thesis, Bethel University]. Spark Repository. https://spark.bethel.edu/etd/10