Introduction to Problem-Based Learning

Preliminary Program (coming soon) - Accommodations, Travel, Local Restaurants - Registration Form


When: January 4-6, 2012 on the UD Campus.

Who: The workshop will focus on educators who are interested in learning more about problem-based learning.

What: You are invited to participate in a three-day introductory PBL session to be offered on our campus Jan. 4-6, 2011. This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines, in upper and lower division courses, in public schools or colleges, and in all size classes.

We will begin with a problem, and participants will work in teams to experience first hand what this instructional approach entails. We will then move to the main focus of this program: writing effective problem-based materials. Participants will leave the session with new or revised problems for use in their couses. To learn more about PBL, visit the PBL@UD website.

We are sensitive to the cost and to people's time. So we are starting on Wednesday, January 4 at 2pm and we will work into the evening, with a light dinner to sustain us. That should allow people who need to travel to do so on that day and avoid an extra hotel night. We will finish on Friday, Jan 6, at 3pm, allowing people to get back home that evening. The cost for the workshop is $250, substantially lower than our typical fee. We want to encourage wide participation and support educators when finances are tight. Also, there is no cost for UD faculty or teachers from public schools.

If you are interested in participating in this session, please register early so that we may reserve seats accordingly. Reservation deadline is December 15.

  • Registration cost is $250/ person which includes instruction, materials, and refreshment breaks.
  • To register, please complete the registration form and submit payments by mail.
  • A webpage is available for information on accommodations and travel.
  • NOTE: There is no registration fee for participants from the University of Delaware.
  • Deadline for registration: December 15, 2011.

For more information, contact Susan Groh