The Center for Project-Based Learning, launched in 2016, uses over 50 years of WPI’s experience and expertise in project-based learning to support faculty and administrators from colleges and universities around the world in their efforts to implement, improve, evaluate, or integrate project-based learning on their campuses. The Center also supports the continued development of expertise and excellence in project-based pedagogy on the WPI campus. The range of products and services include an annual Institute on Project-Based Learning, custom workshops and seminars, consultations, and project-based learning resources. See more
The Mission of the Center is to support and coach higher education institutions and practitioners committed to driving equitable, sustainable, and systemic pedagogical, curricular and cultural reform, through project-based learning (PBL). The Center prepares institutions and educators to offer diverse student bodies multiple, culturally-relevant, 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 active, student-centered education for a just, equitable, and inclusive society.
When the Center started, we were unsure what the appetite would be for learning more about project-based learning. We’ve been delighted that so many faculty and institutions have asked us to join them on their PBL journey. This spring we undertook a review of our operations the past 5 years and are happy to share the report with you. We owe thanks to so many of you and look forward to working with many more of you in the future.
PBL Newsletter
Looking for the latest news, resources and tools to implement project-based learning on your campus? Turn to our quarterly AdvancePBL Newsletter.

Lots to Celebrate as the Institute on Project-Based Learning Turns 10

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While celebrating 10 years of the Institute on Project-Based Learning, we reflect on the adoption of PBL at WPI, and appreciate the broad benefits it has had for our students and institution, and our joy in sharing our learning with others through the Institute…. Read More

Center for Project-Based Learning Launches Faculty Fellowship Program

For many, project-based learning is WPI’s special sauce—the ingredient that imparts the unique flavor of a WPI education. Thanks to a new summer fellowship program at the Center for Project-Based Learning, four WPI faculty members will have the opportunity to develop their own recipes using that ingredient this summer… 
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