We believe all students – no matter where they live or what their background – must have access to high quality Project Based Learning (HQ PBL). Our hope is that through widespread dissemination of the Framework for HQ PBL, more educators and organizations will commit to provide all students with HQ PBL experiences.
Educators around the world have increasingly been using project based learning in classrooms, but often express that there is no guide for how to take their work to the next level. This project started in fall of 2016 and started in hopes to address this need and to craft a common definition for HQ PBL.
HQ PBL is guided by a 27 member steering committee and a 90 member advisory team comprised of education leaders from around the world. The Framework for HQ PBL was created based on their PBL experiences and ideas, as well as a result of crowd-sourced feedback and input from educators. Public comment and suggestions on the Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning were collected and led to several cycles of critique and revision — resulting in the final Framework published in March 2018.
This project is supported by Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This project is also sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education.