This is a qualitative study that examines Jewish and Bedouin preservice teachers' (n = 76) meaningful experiences in a project-based learning framework, in which they participated as part of their pedagogical coursework.
The main goal of the study is to gain insight into participants’ meaningful experiences, i.e. thoughts, feelings, and emotions related to the PBL process.
The data collection method consisted of 38 in-depth interviews and 152 reflective reports.
Data were analysed according to the qualitative method for content analysis. Study findings provided detailed descriptions of participants’ meaningful experiences in two domains:
(A) The Quality of the Experience;
(B) The Content of the Experience.
The study contributes to the pool of knowledge about PBL, an approach that is being increasingly implemented in teacher-training frameworks.