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dc.contributor.advisorYounkyeong Nam
dc.contributor.advisorVeronesi, Peter
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Jeremiah E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:57:37Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:57:37Z
dc.date.issued12/12/2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5727
dc.description.abstractThe Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (NRC, 2013) have developed a framework for more effective pedagogical approaches in the science classroom that advance student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The framework is cited in developing student understanding of three major aspects of learning: “understanding of science concepts, their identities as learner of science, and their appreciation of scientific practices and crosscutting concepts” (NGSS, 2012).The framework explains that the most effective way of transmitting these aspects of learning is through “investigation, collection and analysis of evidence, logical reasoning, and communication of information” (NGSS, 2013). Project-Based Learning (PjBL) meets these criteria, and is argued by the scientific and educational communities to be a portal for aligning science teaching to the NGSS. This project cites the wealth of support for PjBL in the science classroom. Additionally, this project proposes a unit plan that introduces PjBL in the science classroom in an attempt to engage students in genuine science learning that references the NGSS. Specifically, students work in groups throughout the unit to collaborate on research, design, data analysis, and a presentation of their understanding of the different forms and effectiveness of four types of renewable energy: solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric energy. The presentation is the culmination of students’ ability to collaborate in understanding the overall objectives of the unit.
dc.subjectProject-Based Learning
dc.subjectCollaboration
dc.subjectRenewable Energy
dc.subjectSelf-Regulated Learning
dc.subjectConstructivism
dc.subjectPerformance Assessment
dc.titleThe Implementation of Project-Based Learning (PjBL) in an Earth Science Classroom: The Effectiveness of PjBL in Teaching Students about Sustainable Energy
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:57:37Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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