Kristin Wobbe

Project-based learning
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Kristin Wobbe is the Director of Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA. In that role she provides workshops and training for colleges and universities to support their use of project-based learning. Prior positions include the director of the Great Problems Seminar program, WPI’s first year projects program, associate dean for undergraduate studies, Metzger Chair and Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department.  She started at WPI in 1995.  Her teaching awards include the Moruzzi Prize for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, and she a corecipient of the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education awarded by the National Academy of Engineering. She received her BA in Chemistry from St. Olaf College and her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University. She is co-editor of Project-Based Learning in the First Year (Stylus). Recent publications appear in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning and Diversity and Democracy. 

Develop your teaching with Kristin Wobbe
Project Based Learning
Project-Based Learning: An Overview
by Kristin Wobbe

The course provides a description and general guidance for adopting project-based learning. This high impact practice uses student-centered, experiential teaching to deeply engage students.