This thesis presented the results of a mixed-method study of the impact of a Project-based Research course in a public high school in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Project-based Research course from the perspectives of the current students, alumni, and teachers. The high school incorporated traditional education and project-based learning models as their teaching methods. When both students and teachers had to face the dual pressure of adhering to both models, it was unknown if the project-based learning had the same influence as indicated in the research literature on project-based learning. The findings from the study indicated the Project-based Research course helped students to develop life-long skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills, as well as academic skills such as speaking and writing. Additionally, teachers' responses reflected that the Project-based Research course provided them another lens through which to view learning and teaching.


Julie A. Carlson

First Committee Member

Jean Haar

Second Committee Member

Scott Wurdinger

Third Committee Member

Courtney Stewart

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Educational Leadership



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