Webinar with Erik de Graaff - PBL models and professional practices: Aalborg and Maastricht Universities as examples
18.11.2014 kl. 13.00 - 14.00
Problem-based Learning (PBL) has been demonstrated to be a successful method for the innovation of higher education. Many Universities around the world followed the example of frontrunners like McMaster, Maastricht, Aalborg, Roskilde, Linköping, and Newcastle and started to apply one or another variety of PBL. In particular in studies preparing for a profession, like medicine, law and engineering PBL is widespread.
However, the term PBL covers different pedagogical practices. Sometimes the problem is presented to the students as a paper case description, aiming to trigger self-directed study activities. The sharing of knowledge in the student groups replacing lectures. In other PBL curricula the students are challenged to resolve a problem from practice working together in a project team.
Choosing the right PBL model is a question of alignment with the professional practice the students are training for. The webinar aims to outline the relationship between different PBL models and professional practices.
Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability
17.11.2014 kl. 11.00