PBL Resources


2017-11 The Australian College of Kuwait is hosting a project-based learning symposium in March 2018. NEW!

2017-11 Check out how Maastricht University conceptualizes problem-based learning at their university website. Also check out the Problem-based Learning Academy website at Aalborg University in Denmark which publishes the Journal of Problem-based Learning in Higher Education. NEW!

2017-11 Mahbub Hasan, a PhD student at the University of Queensland, has drafted a presentation titled, “University students’ approaches to project-based learning (PBL): An Engineering context” NEW!

2017-11-07 Susan Kologi has written an article for Additude which explores how project-based learning can support students with attention deficit disorder.

2017-10-02 Education Week has published an article by Jeff Heyck-Williams which focuses on best practices for choosing project topics.

2017-09-28 CNN has published an article about project-based learning which asks “Are these the schools of the future?”

2017-09-23 - Check out the resources at The Centre for Project Based Learning in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Sam Houston State University.

2017-09-01 - The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance has published an article which explores the workforce readiness outcomes of project-based learning.

2017-08-26 - April Smith has published a YouTube video which examines the basic elements of project-based learning from a classroom teacher’s perspective.

2017-07-01 - The journal Currents in Teaching and Learning has issued a call for papers on the topic of project-based learning at the higher education level. The special issue will be published in Spring 2018.

2017-06-03 - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education has published a blog entry, written by Katy Farber, titled “Take Project-based Learning to the Next Level.”

2017-05-31 - Duke University has published a blog entry, written by Esther Sackett that focuses on team-based learning strategies for higher education.

2017-05-09 - Ten Strands has published a blog entry, written by Jim Bentley, that connects project-based learning and environmental education.

2017-05-08 - The Buck Institute for Education, which normally focuses on K-12 education, has published a blog entry by Janet Watson (U.C. Berkeley) on the transition to project-based learning in higher education.

2017-03-05 - EduProject has published the handbook, Project-based Learning: A Project Management Approach.

2017-02-05 - EduProject has published the monograph Implementing Project-based Learning through University Curriculum by Ryanne Dailey.

2017-01-10 - EduProject has published the monograph Problems, Projects, and Promises: An Integrated Experiential Learning Capstone by Kushan Azadah and Mary-Beth Raddon.

2017-01 - The University of Michigan has published Teaching Project-based Assignments.

2017-01 - Check out the PBL resources at Teach Thought.

2016-11 - Bob Pearlman has published a list of upcoming PBL related conferences.

2016-11-23 - A recently published study by the Education Endowment Foundation calls into question the educational benefits of project-based learning at the K-12 level.

2016-09-07 - University Affairs has published the article, Why the Undergraduate Years Should Include a Research Experience.

2016-08-02 - Dr. Scott Wurdinger has published a Buck Institute for Education blog entry which focuses on PBL at the higher education level.

2016-08 - Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education have published Preparing Students for a Project-based World.

2016-06-14 - EduProject has published the monograph Engaging Community Organizations in Digital Projects by Jodine Perkins.

2016-06-01 - EduProject has published the monograph ‘Communities of Inquiry’ in Online University Courses by Matthew Stranach.

2016-04-24 - EduProject has published the monograph Q&A: A Commitment to Social Entrepreneurship by Aniqah Zowmi.

2016-02 - The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation maintains a Vimeo site which includes a collection of videos that focus on the intersection of PBL and project management best practices.



Project Exemplars





Top PBL Websites


Among many other resources, the Buck Institute for Education publishes a PBL handbook series and a PBL best practices framework titled “Gold Standard PBL: Project Based Teaching Practices.”

Edutopia features a wealth of PBL resources, including blogs, videos, monographs, and a user forum.

The Pininterest Project-based Learning board links to a wealth of PBL resources.



2016-02-05 - EduProject has published a facilitator’s guide by Amy Lin for a popular Edutopia PBL video.

2016-01-05 - EduProject has published the monograph Q&A: From Kindergarten to
Project-based Learning by Joanne Marie Babalis.

2015-12-16 - EduProject has published the monograph Q&A: A First Year Teacher’s
PBL Experience by Allison Spratt.

2015-10-25 - EduProject has published the monograph Online Tools for PBL by Tim Monreal.

2015-11-24 - EduProject has published the monograph Managing Risks & Constraints by David Hutchison (Editor of EduProject).

2015-09 - The Ontario Ministry of Education’s Student Achievement Devision has published Project-based Learning: Drawing on Best Practices in Project Management by David Hutchison (Editor of EduProject).

2015-05-06 - The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation has released the Project Management Kit for Primary School: Practice Guide for Tutors which is available for free download (registration required).


2014-10-14 - Learning in Hand has published a blog post titled Crafting Questions that Drive Projects which focuses on strategies for creating compelling driving questions.

2014-08 - Nichola Harmer at Plymouth University’s School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has published Project-based Learning: Literature Review.

2014-05-27 - The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation has released the Foundational Guide – Project Management for Learning which is available for free download (registration required).

2014-04-04 - The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation has released the 21st Century Skills Map – Project Management for Learning which is available for free download (registration required).

2014-03 - The Partnership for 21st Century Learning has released the 21st Century Skills Map - Project Management for Learning.

2014 - KeyCoNet has published a teacher’s guide for Using Project-based Learning to Develop Students’ Key Competences which is written by Amanda Harper.

2013-03-23 - Jonathan Martin has published a blog post titled PBL: What Does the Research Say?

2013 - The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation has released the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers which is available for free download (registration required).

2013 - Lynn Burlbaw et al. have authored a chapter titled The Project Method in Historical Context (available online) in the Sense Publishers book, STEM Project-based Learning (2nd edition), by Robert M. Capraro et al.

2012-04-26 - The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College has published the Assessing Project-based Learning website which includes links to additional resources.

2012-02 - The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has published Work That Matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-based Learning.



PBL Conferences





2011-02-11 - The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation has released the Project Management Toolkit for Youth which is available for free download (registration required).

2011 - The Pacific Education Institute has published Project-based Learning Model: Relevant Learning for the 21st Century which is written by Erica Baker et al.

2011 - The New Media Consortium has released Challenge Based Learning: The Report from the Implementation Committee.

2011 - The National Academy Foundation and Pearson Foundation have published Project-Based Learning: A Resource for Instructors and Program Coordinators.

2010-09 - Aalborg University has released Principles of Problem and Project-based Learning: The Aalborg PBL Model.

2009 - The New York City Department of Education has released Project-Based Learning: Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning.

2005 - McMaster University has published The Tutor in Problem-based Learning: A Novice’s Guide which is written by Dr. Allyn Walsh.