Project-Based Learning: Rewards and Challenges

Prof. Dr. Mahalingam Subbiah
Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA
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Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an experiential way of learning fundamental technical writing concepts and acquiring valuable technical writing skills by undertaking a semester-long, real-world projects. Focusing on solving particular problems, the projects might result in a user manual for a workplace, proposal to a city council, recommendation report to a nonprofit organization, and so forth. In the process of getting such documents written, students would interact with peer reviewers in their classes, clients who approve and give feedback to their projects, and end users of the final documents, who are often different from the clients who approve the projects. In my keynote presentation, I would like to focus on the rewards as well as challenges of learning (and teaching) technical writing content through the PBL pedagogy

Keywords: Project-based Learning, Writing, Pedagogy

Doi: 10.23918/vesal2022a4