Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa


This literature review will look at the implications of Problem Based Learning and its effects on student’s engagement in their learning. The research shows that students need to have a good foundation in the content information for Problem Based Learning to be successful. Along with this much of the research takes place at the collegiate level. The studies show that Problem Based Learning does have a positive impact on students learning and engagement compared to Lecture Based Learning. The structure of Problem Based Learning lends to the educational flexibility and gives students the ability to apply real world strategies to solve the problems that are presented.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

Included in

Education Commons