All are welcome to attend, even without advance registration. However, lunch will be ordered only for those who register at least 3 business days in advance. Please bring your own lunch if you did not register by the deadline.
PRESENTERS: Rick Vaz and Paula Quinn, Center for Project-Based Learning
WPI has featured a project-based undergraduate curriculum since 1970, with project work across all four years, in and out of the major, and broad faculty involvement. More recently, WPI has launched a Center for Project-Based Learning that has already served over 100 colleges and universities looking to advance project work on their campuses.
Interestingly, though, WPI has never adopted a model or framework for project work, and has taken a largely ad hoc approach to involving newer faculty in project-based learning (PBL). In this session, we will present a framework for effective PBL developed by the Buck Institute for Education, with the goal of starting a faculty-wide conversation about how WPI might benefit from a more consistent approach to framing PBL and helping faculty adopt effective PBL practices. We encourage participation from anyone involved with project work in courses, Great Problems Seminars, IQPs, MQPs, and project work in the humanities and arts.
It's understood that some may need to leave early for 1pm commitments.