Problem-based learning

Maker Spaces, Problem-based Learning and the Manufacturing Revival

Maker Spaces, Problem-based Learning and the Manufacturing Revival

The New England Journal of Higher Education has a piece on the role higher education is playing in New England’s manufacturing revival through the proliferation of such facilities as “Maker Spaces, Fabrication Labs, Hacker Spaces and Tech Shops” that introduce students to the processes involved in design, prototyping and manufacturing itself. This activity is responding […]

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Why is there a shortage of STEM majors?

Why is there a shortage of STEM majors?

This is an interesting follow up to yesterday’s post on how to help young men do better academically: The New York Times ran an article recently on the shortage of students in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering & math) in colleges and universities.  Recent research suggests that the problem isn’t that nobody signs up for […]

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Improving STEM Education via Problem-based Learning

Improving STEM Education via Problem-based Learning

The New England Board of Higher Education has begun a project to improve the training and education of students and professionals involved in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  According to the Board’s website: The STEM PBL Project is developing problem-based learning (PBL) instructional resources and providing professional development activities in STEM […]

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