From Theory to Practice: Project-Based Learning in Computer Science Education


  • Jian Zhang
  • Liguo Zhang
  • Guanghui Zhang
  • Yang Yu



Project-Based Learning (PBL), Computer Science Education, Educational Model Reform, Empirical Research, Applied Talent Cultivation


This study aims to explore the application and effectiveness of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in enhancing the programming capabilities of college students. Given the current disconnect between computer science education models and industry demands, we propose a reform plan centered on practical experience. Through empirical research, we analyzed the positive impact of PBL on students' technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork spirit, and offered a series of strategies and recommendations to optimize the implementation of PBL.


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How to Cite

Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Zhang, G., & Yu, Y. (2024). From Theory to Practice: Project-Based Learning in Computer Science Education. Frontiers in Computing and Intelligent Systems, 8(1), 130-133.