PBL Research


The open access research studies below focus on project-based learning at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Click on an article title to read the full article. Most begin with a short abstract that summarizes the article.

Post-secondary


Ozdamli, Fezile and Turan, Burcu. (2017). Effects of a technology supported project-based learning (TS-PBL) approach on the success of a mobile application development course and the students' opinions. TEM Journal, 6(2), 258-264. NEW!

Zhe Z. et al. (2016). Teaching power electronics with a design-oriented and project-based learning method at the Technical University of Denmark. IEEE Transactions on Education, 59(1), 32-38. NEW!

Aslanides, C. D. et al. (2016). Advantages, disadvantages, and the viability of project-based learning in engineering studies curriculum: The Greek case. 44th SEFI Conference. Tampere, Finland: September 12-15. NEW!

Garcia, C. (2016). Project-based learning in virtual groups - collaboration and learning outcomes in a virtual training course for teachers. 2nd International Conference on Higher Education Advances. Valencia, Spain: June 21-23. NEW!

Vesikivi, P. et al. (2015). Adoption of a new project-based learning (PBL) curriculum in information technology. Orleans, France: 43rd Annual SER Conference.

Lee, J. S. et al. (2014). Taking a leap of faith: Redefining teaching and learning in higher education through project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 8(2).

Spoelstra, H. et al. (2014). Toward project-based learning and team formation in open learning environments. Journal of Universal Computer Science. 20(1), 57-76.

Heinricher, A. C., et al. (2013), Long-term impacts of project-based learning in science and engineering. 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta.

English, M. C. and Kitsantas, A. (2013). Supporting student self-regulated learning in problem- and project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal in Problem-Based Learning, 7(2).

Anabela C. et al. (2012). Teamwork in project-based learning: Engineering students’ perceptions of strengths and weaknesses. In van Hattum-Janssen, N. et al. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education, 23-32.

Bédard, D. et al. (2012). Problem-based and project-based learning in engineering and medicine: Determinants of students’ engagement and persistence. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 6(2).

Jollands, M. et al. (2012). Project-based learning as a contributing factor to graduates' work readiness. European Journal of Engineering Education, 37(2), 143-154.

Lee, H. and Lim, C. (2012). Peer evaluation in blended team project-based learning: What do students find important? Educational Technology & Society, 15(4), 214–224.

Roessingh, H. and Chambers, W. (2011). Project-based learning and pedagogy in teacher preparation: Staking out the theoretical mid-ground. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 23(1), 60-71.

Beddoes, K. D. et al. (2010). Identifying opportunities for collaborations in international engineering education research on problem- and project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 4(2).

Yam, L. and Rossini, P. (2010). Implementing a project-based learning approach in an introductory property course. Wellington, New Zealand: 16th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference.

Graham, R. (2009). U.K. Approaches to Engineering Project-based Learning. Cambridge, MA: Bernard M. Gordon MIT Engineering Leadership Program..

Savage, R. N. et al. (2007). Collaborative design of project-based learning courses: How to implement a mode of learning that effectively builds skills for the global engineer. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference.

Wolff, S. J. (2002). Design Features for Project-based Learning. Minneapolis: DesignShare.



The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning is an open access journal which publishes research studies related to project-based learning and problem-based learning at the K-12 and post-secondary levels.

The Journal of Problem-based Learning in Higher Education is an open access journal which publishes research studies related to project-based learning and problem-based learning at the post-secondary level.




Secondary


Creghan, C. and Adair-Creghan, K. (2015). The positive impact of project-Based learning on attendance of an economically disadvantaged student population: A multiyear study. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 9(2).

Horpynuik, P. (2015). How Effective is Using Project-based Learning with Junior High Students to Achieve Improvements in Their Academic Results and Schooling Experience?. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria. (Masters Project)

Lee, D. et al. (2015). Collaboration, intragroup conflict, and social skills in project-based learning. Instructional Science, 43, 561-590.

Ravitz, J. and Blazevski, J. (2014). Assessing the role of online technologies in project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 8(1).

Johnson, C. S. and Delawsky, S. (2013). Project-based learning and student engagement. Academic Research Journal, 4(4), 560-570.

Summers, E. J. and Dickinson, G. (2012). A longitudinal investigation of project–based instruction and student achievement in high school social studies. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 6(1).

Mioduser, D. and Betzer. N. (2008). The contribution of project-based learning to high-achievers acquisition of technological knowledge and skills. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 18(1), 59-77.

Elementary


Kelly, N. (2014). Teaching science in elementary and middle school: A project-based approach. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 8(1).

Grant, M. (2011). Learning, beliefs, and products: Students' perspectives with project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 5(2).

Multiple


Hasni. A. et al. (2016). Trends in research on project-based science and technology teaching and learning at K–12 levels: A systematic review. Studies In Science Education, 52(2). NEW!

English, M. C. and Kitsantas, A. (2013). Supporting student self-regulated learning in problem- and project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 7(2).

Friesen, S. and Scott, D. (2013). Inquiry-based Learning: A Review of the Research Literature. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Ministry of Education.

Tamim, S. R. and Grant, M. M. (2013). Definitions and uses: Case study of teachers implementing project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 7(2).