Systemwide Implementation of Project-Based Learning: The Philadelphia Approach

March 1st, 2012 | RESEARCH

This article describes Philadelphia’s systemwide approach to project-based learning. First, we review the scholarly literature to define the strategy and discuss its outcomes. Next, we describe Philadelphia’s systems approach to project-based learning in OST and outline its successes. Finally, we discuss the challenges presented by a systems approach to implementation, offering recommendations to other cities and their intermediaries that wish to implement project-based learning on a systemwide basis.


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Team Members

Jason Schwalm, Author, Public Health Management Corporation
Karen Smuck Tylek, Author, Public Health Management Corporation


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 15
Page(s): 1

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs