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PBL Across Cultures

Last modified: 20.02.2014

In Asia several institutes have implanted PBL during the past decades. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Kuala Lumpur, one of the outstanding centres of educational innovation and research hosts the 4th International Research Symposium on PBL, July 2-3 2013. Once more the symposium aims to bring together researchers studying all aspects of the learning process in problem based and project based learning, and those involved in the implementation of these approaches across the disciplines from all over the world. Under the umbrella of the over all theme PBL ACROSS CULTURES, the symposium asked for contributions on the following sub-themes:

  • Approaches to PBL
  • The learning process (cognitive studies)
  • Evaluating practice – models and approaches
  • Theorising practice
  • Management of change
  • Learning spaces
  • Teacher roles in PBL
  • Learning technologies for PBL
  • Student engagement with PBL
  • Virtual PBL
  • Cross disciplinary PBL
  • Gender and diversity
  • Generating innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge and practices
  • PBL for continuing professional development
  • Curriculum design
  • Assessment methods
  • Case studies

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