Roles of computing in P5BL: Problem-, project-, product-, process-, and people-based learning

Renate Fruchter
Department of Civil Engineering, Director of Project Based Learning Laboratory
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4020, U.S.A.

Abstract:
This position paper proposes the P5BL initiative and vision, that is, Problem-, Project-, Product-, Process-, People- Based Learning. A definition is proposed for the P5BL teaching and learning approach. The discussion identifies key pedagogical issues and innovative roles of computing for each of the five critical Ps in a multisite, cross-disciplinary, project-centered, and team-oriented Architecture/Engineering/Construction environment.

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