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dc.contributor.advisor Ashton, Tamarah M. en
dc.contributor.author Mendizza, Joseph Christopher en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-27T21:57:39Z en
dc.date.available 2013-02-27T21:57:39Z en
dc.date.copyright 2012 en
dc.date.issued 2/27/2013 en
dc.date.submitted 2012-12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.2/2893 en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-31) en
dc.description.abstract Project Based Learning (PBL) is a current educational trend that has been popularized in the past twenty years as being an effective alternative to traditional teaching methods. The core philosophy behind PBL is to give students' access to curriculum through self-directed, motivating projects that develop students' academic, problem solving, and inter-personal skills. Successful implementation of PBL requires a high degree of teacher training of PBL delivery with regard to curriculum content. PBL has shown to improve students' comprehension and retention of content compared to traditional teaching methods when teachers have received thorough training. Most PBL research has focused on students in the general education setting; however PBL instruction for students with mild/moderate learning disabilities (LD) has received little attention. The purpose of this literature review is to inform reader of the what PBL is, to provide a background of research that supports the use of PBL, to identify the traditionally special education functions that exist within the process of PBL, to convince the reader that PBL and economics curriculum are a natural fit, to justify the implementation of the modified economics PBL unit, and to address the criticisms of PBL. Additionally, this graduate project provides a series of PBL templates designed for use in the special education setting. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Joseph Christopher Mendizza en
dc.format.extent v, 38 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en
dc.rights.uri http://scholarworks.csun.edu/xmlui/handle/10211.2/286 en
dc.subject project based learning en
dc.subject special education en
dc.subject economics en
dc.subject learning disability en
dc.subject high school en
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Special Education. en
dc.title Project based learning for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities with an emphasis on economics curricula en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.date.updated 2013-02-27T21:57:40Z en
dc.contributor.department California State University, Northridge. Department of Special Education. en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.contributor.committeemember Shapiro, Carol J. en
dc.contributor.committeemember Boomgard, Monica C. en
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