The Impact of Project-Based Learning on Teacher Self-Efficacy

43 Pages Posted: 19 May 2016

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Junghee Choi

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Booyuel Kim

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Ju-Ho Lee

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Yoonsoo Park

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Date Written: May 2016

Abstract

The expansion of project-based learning has been advocated for as a solution and reform measure to the problem of rote learning-based teaching practices in Korean schools, deemed unfit for the development of diverse skills needed in the 21st century. While the ultimate goal of initiating project-based learning is to affect students in positive ways, it is important to analyze how conducting project-based learning affects teachers, as they are the direct implementers of teaching practices and are bound to have immense influence on the overall learning experience of students. By using the OECD TALIS database, we show that conducting project-based learning is strongly and positively associated with teacher self efficacy. Such results are in line with an analysis using data obtained from a field experiment on teacher training of project-based learning conducted on Daegu city middle schools.

Suggested Citation

Choi, Junghee and Kim, Booyuel and Lee, Ju-Ho and Park, Yoonsoo, The Impact of Project-Based Learning on Teacher Self-Efficacy (May 2016). KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 16-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2778532 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2778532

Junghee Choi (Contact Author)

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Booyuel Kim

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

P.O. Box 184
Seoul, 130-868
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Ju-Ho Lee

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

P.O. Box 184
Seoul, 130-868
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
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Yoonsoo Park

Korea Development Institute (KDI) ( email )

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Sejong-si 30149
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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