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. While already adopted in other fields including business, law and education, it is only beginning to emerge in engineering and technology education as an alternative to the traditional lecture-based approach. The New England Board of Higher Education has been developing PBL Challenges for high school and college STEM classrooms since 2006.

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PHOTON PBL CHALLENGES
PHOTON PBL An optics/photonics curriculum and professional development project funded by the Advanced Technology Education program of the National Science Foundation
STEM PBL CHALLENGES
STEM PBL Curriculum and professional development in PBL for sustainable technology, funded by the Advanced Technology Education program of the National Science Foundation
PBL HOW-TO VIDEO
Video illustrating the use of the PBL Challenges in the classroom
IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE
Download a complete guide to using the challenges in a variety of classroom settings
PHOTON PROJECTS
Web site of the PHOTON Projects including PHOTON PBL
STEM PBL
Web site of STEM PBL, Problem Based Learning for Sustainable Technologies