Spring 3-14-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Barbara Swanson

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Barbara Elvecrog

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Teresa Gloppen


The research questions addressed in this project were: What are teachers’ and administrators’ experiences with implementing a project-based learning curriculum in their high school? And, what are students’ experiences of participating in a project-based learning curriculum in their high school? The author documents the necessity and rational of using a project-based learning approach in secondary schools. She documents one specific school’s early implementation of project-based learning pedagogy: its perceived successes and failures from teachers and students. In a time of high stakes testing and school accountability, the author concludes that project-based learning is a viable and valuable option for secondary schools to consider for classroom and/or school-wide implementation.

Research Methodology

Interview, Survey

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