Pan-American Network for
Problem-Based Learning

Mission Statement

PAN-PBL promotes problem-based learning in K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional education throughout the Americas by providing PBL training and resource materials in Spanish and English, consulting with institutions that wish to implement PBL, and assisting in the organization of an international conference every two years.


PAN-PBL was conceived by members of the University of Delaware and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú during its ALO/USAID project to promote the use of PBL in math and science education in Perú. The Network was created in Lima, Perú on December 9, 2004 at the first meeting of the organizing committee for PBL2006, and witnessed by representatives of university hosts of previous international PBL conferences in the Americas (document).

Announcement of Next International Conference

International PBL Conferences

PBL2000: Promises, Breakthroughs, and Lessons Learned Birmingham, Alabama, USA Samford University
PBL2002: A Pathway to Better Learning Baltimore, Maryland, USA University of Delaware
PBL2004: Pleasure by Learning Mayan Riviera - Cancún, México    Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)
PBL2006: Connecting Learning to the Real World    Lima, Perú Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
PBL2008: Learning without Limits Colima, México  Universidad de Colima
PBL2010: Connecting people, ideas, and communities São Paulo, Brazil
8-12 February 2010
University of São Paulo
PBL2012: Where Imagination Meets Knowledge Cali, Colombia
4-6 July 2012
Universidad Autonoma de Occidente;
Pontificia Universidad de Javeriana






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Last updated 6 September 2011.