Ishik University, Faculty of Education, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Project based learning (PBL) is a learner-centered instructional method which supports learning through engaging students in an investigation of a topic worth learning more about. District from traditional models, project based learning has been designed to create opportunities for students to explore, gather information and think critically. Students can reap many benefits from PBL strategy in terms of influencing goal orientation, increasing curiosity to search, augmenting engagement, promoting mastery of new knowledge, fostering problem-solving skills, developing critical thinking, enhancing peer learning and improving communication skills. This paper frames main criteria of PBL and focuses on the influence of PBL on student achievement in mathematics.
Keywords: Project Based Learning, Self-Directed Learning, Motivation, Achievement, Mathematics
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