Date of Award/Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Abstract

The level of engagement among students during problem-based learning (PBL) was investigated. PBL is a teaching strategy that provides students with real-life experiences which in tum creates enthusiasm among students and provides students with a deeper level of understanding of the content. The level of engagement was determined by a triangulation of data that included student reflections, observational data and classroom discussions. During the PBL lessons students were more actively involved in their learning and the results indicated that students were more engaged during PBL lessons than traditional lecture-based lessons.

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