Day 14- Problem Based Learning

Today we had a pedagogy session with representatives from the New England Board of Higher Education come make a presentation about Problem Based learning to our group of RET teachers here at Boston University.  Fenna Hanes and Nick Massa were the two representatives.

We talked at length about problem based learning, and creating meaningful experiences for students.  The New England Board of Higher Education has developed many different STEM problems, which enable students to work cooperatively and do some great learning.

Nick talked about how he uses PBL in his college classroom at Springfield Technical Community College, which was nice to hear.  It is very similar to the Bio 100 class I took at UMass Amherst with Professor Zane Barlow-Coleman.  It’s funny how sometimes things come full circle, and it makes you look back and realize how you’ve arrived at the present moment you are now living in.