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


Aug 16, 2014


Apr 30, 2016
Funding Agency
George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)

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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