Monday, January 18, 2016

Project-based learning (PBL)

This semester I will be teaching Applied Data Science (W4249), a project-based learning (PBL) course. I came up with the idea for this course without being award of this line of discussion in education innovation. As I have been preparing for this course, I started looking for research on instructional practices using projects. I have discovered some very nice discussion on PBL. PBL has been more widely discussed in K-12 education, especially in STEM curriculums. One of the main objective of PBL is to guide students in the process of turning into self-directed life learners. This is quite appealing as one can never acquire, within their time in school, all the knowledge required to solve all the problems.