|Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom Using
EASTEC Eastern States Exposition
A NEBHE Meeting Sponsored by
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
West Springfield, Mass.
Thurs., May 16, 2013 · 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
|Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is an educational method
that engages students in inquiry-based “real world” problem
solving. It has been used extensively in medical education
since the early 1970s, but is only beginning to emerge in
engineering and technology education as an alternative to
In this workshop, sponsored by the New England Board
of Higher Education (NEBHE), participants will use STEM
PBL “Challenges,” authentic web-based multimedia case
studies, to enhance students’ content knowledge, critical
thinking skills, and ability to work in teams. PBL Challenges
are based on authentic industry problems.
A new project, Advanced Manufacturing PBL (AM PBL),
will soon begin recruiting high school and college STEM
faculty to participate in a 2014 professional development
workshop and subsequent field-testing activities.
|Intended Audience: Secondary and postsecondary STEM faculty and administrators.
As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will:
For further information, please contact Project Coordinator Nicole Schepker at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-357-9620 x 129.
Registration Fee: $20.00 (lunch included)
The workshop is co-sponsored by SME. Workshop participants will join the SME meeting attendees for a luncheon (at no additional cost) that includes a panel presentation: Challenges and Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline.
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the two projects,