Enquiry and Project Based Learning : Students, School and Society, Paperback / softback Book

Enquiry and Project Based Learning : Students, School and Society Paperback / softback

Edited by David (University of Newcastle, UK) Leat


Many teachers, schools, parents and community organisations feel that `standards' education is not serving us well.

It has proved ineffective at preparing many students for work, higher education and general wellbeing, nor does it keep students engaged and intrinsically motivated, capable of sustaining interest in education and learning.

There is a supressed desire to transform educational outcomes, and enquiry based learning (EBL) and project based learning (PBL) are the prime candidates for achieving such a goal.

EBL is education that is driven by curiosity, questions and problem solving, with the capacity to produce results that are equal to or better than standard outcomes.

This new text provides a critical examination of EBL and PBL by exploring a wide range of international exemplars and considering the benefits, barriers and contradictions generated by the efforts of teachers and schools.

Focusing on analytical frameworks and socio-cultural theory, areas covered include: enquiry and societywhat EPBL islearning through enquirychallenges for schools and teachersstudent outcomes and assessmentteacher learningcurriculum development. Enquiry and Project Based Learning offers analytical frameworks and practical guidance for students, teachers and all those interested in enquiry based learning, as well as presenting a balanced, purposeful and motivating alternative to mainstream educational practice.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 214 pages, 8 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Halftones, black and white; 11 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Educational psychology
  • ISBN: 9781138790179



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