The MSU CREATE for STEM Institute's "Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning" project, along with a study completed by a team of researchers from the University of Southern California, has been featured on Edutopia, a resource for educators founded by George Lucas in 1991. Edutopia and its companion organization, Lucas Education Research (LER), strive to promote and highlight best practices in education with the goal of improving student's lives.
Both studies featured in the article make a strong case for incorporating project-based learning into classrooms, across grade bands, subjects, and diverse socioeconomic statuses.
"The Takeaway: In two gold-standard, randomized, controlled trials of thousands of students in diverse school systems across the U.S., project-based learning significantly outperformed traditional curricula, raising academic performance across grade levels, socioeconomic subgroups, and reading ability."
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