18-22 September 2023 - Izmir, Turkey

18-22 September 2023 - Izmir, Turkey

20-24 May 2024 - Belgrade, Serbia

20-24 May 2024 - Belgrade, Serbia



Problem-based learning (PBL) is a teaching style that pushes students to become the drivers of their learning education. Problem-based learning uses complex, real-world issues as the classroom’s subject matter, encouraging students to develop problem-solving skills and learn concepts instead of just absorbing facts.


Learning Outcomes:


All the participants will:

- know what Problem-based Learning is.

- learn what PBL represents and focuses on.

- know the aims, advantages, and disadvantages of PBL

- learn what PBL provides

- know the role of a teacher in PBL

- learn the meaning of constructivism

- know the relation between constructivism and PBL

- use PBL at schools

- learn the history of PBL


Objectives of the Course:


- knowing what Problem-based Learning is.

- learning what PBL represents and focuses on.

- knowing the aims, advantages, and disadvantages of PBL

- learning what PBL provides

- knowing the role of a teacher in PBL

- learning the meaning of constructivism

- knowing the relation between constructivism and PBL

- using PBL at schools

- learning the history of PBL




- Immediate feedback,

- Hands-on activities and inspiring discussions on best practices.

- Designing sample school policies by brainstorming in group dynamics.

- Inspiring discussions on best practices

- Immediate feedback

- Working in groups


Target Group:


- Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.




Before the course,

- A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds, and training will be completed by participants.

- They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.




- A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

- A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.



1st Day


Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program

Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants (a five-minute presentation)

What is Problem-based Learning?

What does PBL represent?

What does PBL focus on?


2nd Day


What are the aims of PBL?

Advantages and disadvantages of the PBL

What does it provide?

critical appraisal

literature retrieval

ongoing learning within a team environment

The PBL tutorial process involves working in small groups of learners.

The role of teacher in PBL



monitoring the learning process.


3rd Day


What does the teacher aim with PBL?

gain confidence

What is 'constructivism'?

What is the relation between constructivism and PBL


PBL can facilitate students to learn and understand complex concepts and theories



design problems

How can be used PBL by teachers?


4th day


Who did the PBL process pioneer?

Barrows and Tamblyn

Why the PBL curriculum was developed?

to stimulate learning by allowing students to see the relevance and application to future roles

Which areas can use PBL?

health sciences, math, law, education, economics, business, social studies, and engineering

Feedback and reflection in PBL

Solving problems in PBL


5th day


Countries using PBL process

Overview of the course program

Evaluation of the course program

Filling the feedback forms

Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate