The Center for Project-Based Learning was launched in January 2016 at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) annual meeting. Through the Center, faculty and administrators from colleges and universities around the world benefit from nearly 50 years of WPI’s experience and expertise in project-based learning to apply toward their efforts, whether it’s 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.

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.
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2023 Institute on Project-Based Learning

June 20-23, 2023, Worcester MA Participants will leave the Institute with an enhanced understanding of project-based learning and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses. Hear from past participants about the impact of the Institute here.

2022-2023 Collaborative for Project-Based Learning

The Collaborative for PBL is a virtual community of practice designed to support faculty teams through the development and implementation of projects on their campuses.  Faculty will benefit from dedicated coaches, workshops and significant interactions with peers. Learn more here.

Center for Project-Based Learning

Looking to implement project-based learning on your campus? Learn how we can help promote and support your efforts to advance project-based learning within your curriculum. More.