The 2016 Winter Faculty Institute and Problem-Based Learning Workshop, scheduled Jan. 6-8, 2016, is titled “PBL Classic. PBL New.”
Participation is free for UD faculty and teaching staff, but there are fees for participants from outside the University. Registration will close on Dec. 15.
Problem-based learning is a teaching technique in which teams of students work on open-ended cases that are not strictly defined and do not have prescribed answers. The goal is for students to develop thinking strategies and problem-solving skills in addition to learning a course’s subject matter.
This winter’s institute is divided into two tracks that address different teaching audiences.
- PBL Classic: For those who are unfamiliar with problem-based learning, this track will provide an overview of basic PBL techniques. This is the program that originated at UD in 1997 and has subsequently been presented to thousands of participants internationally.
- PBL New: Teachers who already implement PBL in their classrooms will benefit from the discussion of advanced PBL techniques.