Faculty Advisor

Kurlanska, Courtney Brooke


The Unidad Educativa Particular Alborada is a private school in Cuenca, Ecuador, whose vision notes the importance of promoting daily improvement in all aspects of life. The goal of our project was to assist them in the development of a project-based learning curriculum for sixth- and seventh-grade students to improve their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. After our arrival, we identified the school's current teaching practices and used our observations to collaborate with the teachers to create and implement lessons. We proposed recommendations for the future incorporation and expansion of project-based learning and produced a folder containing an introduction to the concept, lesson plans, and rubrics to ensure the sustained success of our project.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs