Research: Supporting Student Self-Regulated Learning in Problem- and Project-Based Learning

A synthesis of studies of problem- or project-based learning (PBL) concludes that such experiences are successful only if students are able to self-regulate their own learning. The authors make project design and instructional practice recommendations to optimize self-regulated learning, including: clearly defined learning goals, whiteboarding exercises to make students' thinking visible, and regular reflection prompts encouraging students to articulate their reasoning and processes