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Lit review powerpoint

  1. 1. <ul><li>Implementing Project-Based Learning and Multimedia in Elementary Social Studies Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly Hughes </li></ul><ul><li>July 13, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Touro University California </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview of Today’s Presentation <ul><li>Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance and justification for study </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Importance <ul><li>Project Based Learning (PBL) is an innovative way to help children relate what they learn in school to their lives outside of the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional teaching methods have not proven to be effective for some students or to have a positive impact on standardized test scores and graduation rates. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show that students engaged in project-based learning outscore their traditionally educated peers </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s students are Digital Natives, therefore offering current technology and multimedia is essential in order to reach students maximize their learning potential </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of Study <ul><li>Objectives or Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>To identify best practices when it comes to utilizing PBL and multimedia with Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce Project-Based Learning into a 4 th grade classroom to determine the impact it has on the student’s learning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literature Review <ul><li>Theme 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia and Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serves to engage students with multiple types of intelligences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides access to materials that would otherwise be difficult to find </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to consider multiple perspectives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples:Digital Storytelling, WebQuests, </li></ul>
  6. 6. Literature Review <ul><li>Theory Behind Project Based Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learners construct knowledge for themselves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis placed on student rather than teacher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning is an active process </li></ul></ul></ul>Theme 2
  7. 7. Literature Review <ul><li>Theme 3: </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and Best Practices of using PBL and Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both motivate student learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase student interest in subject matter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports learning by making content accessible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances student understanding </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Literature Review <ul><li>Theme 4: </li></ul><ul><li>PBL and Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increases students engagement and motivation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances creative thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a “new way to solve an old problem” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DS gives students a platform to voice their own thoughts and tell their own stories </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Implications for the Study <ul><li>Organization of Study: </li></ul><ul><li>Communication to all stakeholders (school admin. Teachers, parents, students) </li></ul><ul><li>Clear description of the benefits of PBL </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities  </li></ul><ul><li>Performance metrics and milestones </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gaps in the Literature <ul><ul><li>Not many studies on using PBL in Social Studies at the elementary level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not many studies done on incorporating multimedia in PBL elementary classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient amount of objective and subjective performance metrics </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Importance and Justification for your study <ul><li>Traditional teaching methods don’t work for all students. A “one size fits all” approach doesn’t effectively reach all students. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL puts learning in a “real world” context for students </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing this teaching method to a Social Studies curriculum (typically not the most interesting subject for many students), will help to determine if this method results in increased student engagement, participation, learning, and comprehension, as other have found </li></ul>

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