WPI's Center for Project-Based Learning supports and coaches committed higher education institutions to drive sustainable and systemic pedagogical, curricular and cultural reform so that a rapidly growing set of students has multiple meaningful project-based learning (PBL) experiences. The Center serves as the hub for PBL in higher education by developing, curating and sharing best practices that advance the field.

This collection contains selected research and publications on PBL by WPI faculty and staff.

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Submissions from 2019

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Work in progress: A taxonomy for faculty scaffolding of project-based learning, John McNeill, Richard F. Vaz, Vinayak Ashok Prabhu, Rajani Shankar, Cherine Meng Fong Tan, Larry Keng tee Seow, and Lee Raphael

Submissions from 2018

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Many Hands on the Elephant: How a Transdisciplinary Team Assesses an Integrative Course, David DiBiasio, Kristin Boudreau, Leslie Dodson, Paula Quinn, John Bergendahl, John M. Sullivan Jr, Curtis Abel, Laura A. Robinson, and Sarah Wodin-Schwartz

Submissions from 2017

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Local strategies: Creating and nurturing collaborative communities of practice, Denise Bauer, Elizabeth Beaulieu, and Kristin Wobbe

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The Theatre of Humanitarian Engineering, David DiBiasio, Paula Quinn, Kristin Boudreau, Laura A. Robinson, John M. Sullivan Jr., John Bergendahl, and Leslie Dodson

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Knowing and Caring about Sanitation, Leslie Dodson, David DiBiasio, John Andrew Bergendahl, Paula Quinn, John M. Sullivan Jr., Glenn Gaudette, Curtis Abel, and Kristin Boudreau

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How Role-Playing Builds Empathy and Concern for Social Justice, Leslie Dodson, David DiBiasio, Paula Quinn, John Bergendahl, Kristin Boudreau, Glenn R. Gaudette, John M. Sullivan Jr., and Curtis Abel

Submissions from 2015

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Benefits of a project-based curriculum: Employers' perspectives, Richard F. Vaz and Paula Quinn

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Engaging Students with Global Challenges across the Curriculum, Kristin K. Wobbe and Richard Vaz

Submissions from 2014

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Long term impacts of off-campus project work on student learning and development, Richard Vaz and Paula Quinn

Submissions from 2010

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Recruitment, mentoring, and development of STEM faculty to lead international programs, Richard Vaz and Chrysanthe Demetry

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Engaging Students with Great Problems, Kristin K. Wobbe, Brian J. Savilonis, and David Spanagel

Submissions from 2008

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Global projects preparation: Infusing information literacy into project-based curricula, Christine Drew and Richard Vaz

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Great Problems Seminars: A New First-Year Foundation at WPI, Arthur Heinricher, Brian Savilonis, David Spanagel, Robert Traver, and Kristin Wobbe

Submissions from 2005

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Reflections on fifteen years of service-learning projects in Thailand, Richard Vaz

Submissions from 2004

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Achieving learning outcomes through project-based education, Paul W. Davis, David DiBiasio, William W. Durgin, Lance E. Schachterle, and Richard F. Vaz

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A sophomore-level ECE product design experience, Richard Vaz

Submissions from 2002

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International project experiences: Assessing impact on students' educational and personal development, Chrysanthe Demetry and Richard F. Vaz

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Experiential learning with a global perspective: Overseas senior design projects, Richard F. Vaz and Peder C. Pedersen

Submissions from 2001

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Teaching signals and systems through portfolios, writing, and independent learning, Nicholas Arcolano and Richard Vaz