WPI to host institute on project-based learning

Nearly 40 schools applied for program that leverages real-world experiential education

project-basedWorcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host an intensive program this summer to collaborate with other colleges and universities looking to engage students in project-based learning at their own institutions.

The 2015 Institute on Project-Based Learning will run from June 25 to June 27 on WPI’s campus. Offered in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Institute aims to help colleges and universities identify innovative ways to engage students in powerful learning experiences that not only prepare them for the real world, but have demonstrated value for graduates in the job market.

While WPI received applications from 38 institutions, it was able to admit teams from 18 local, national, and international colleges and universities.

Next page: How teams will identify and work toward goals

Laura Ascione

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