Investigating the role of curriculum materials and connected support in learning project-based instruction

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Aug 16, 2014

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Apr 30, 2016
Funding Agency
George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)
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This study investigates the role of curriculum materials and associated professional development in helping elementary teachers transition to using project-based approaches in social studies and content-area literacy instruction. This study will examine how project-based curriculum materials and connected supports serve as resources in instruction, as well as how teachers' engagement with these supports contributes to their learning and thinking about project-based instruction. This study will have implications for those who design resources to support teachers' learning of complex instructional approaches that involve significant shifts in practice.

Primary Investigator(s)

Arthur F Thurnau Professor; William H Payne Collegiate Professor of Education; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

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