The video below briefly outlines the content of the PBL module:
Engaged and Active Learning Based on Project /Problem
Hadas Huber, with advisors Prof. David Edgar, Dr. Iwona Maciejowska & Davida Pollak
Engaged and active learning inspired by projects and problems (PBL) is a teaching method based on mutual cooperation and collaboration on a project between teachers, students, and stakeholders in the community.
In order to make it realistic and beneficial, the process takes place within the particular relevant community.
The lecturer’s role is mainly to guide the students and coordinate the studies, while presenting the students with several options for learning processes.
This way, we encourage the students to take full responsibility for their own learning. While they learn how to learn by themselves, they will also develop other skills like: creative thinking, asking questions, self-regulating, debating, initiating, and so on.
The finished products are shared with the community in exhibitions, articles in local newspapers, lectures, a workshop for the community, or through the launch of an actual project.
The PBL process creates a positive experience for the students as well as the faculty. Both faculty and students have to constantly develop their own knowledge, values, and skills.
Experiencing active and engaged learning can help clarify some important questions:
- How do we define active and involved learning?
- Why is it associated with projects and dilemmas?
- What is the potential for students and teacher if we use it properly?
The training guide below includes: steps 1 to 3 according to faculty experience; course feedback; training materials; and evaluation