Title: Project-based learning. Experiences from the initial stage of implementation in a higher education institution

Authors: Seweryn Spalek

Addresses: Faculty of Organisation and Management, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

Abstract: Project or problem-based learning (PBL) has been recognised as a teaching method. Due to its major aspect of the highly practical implementation of knowledge in order to achieve a final product at the end of the course, it is very often applied in non-academic courses. However, the issue of PBL's implementation at higher education institutions is of a more complicated nature. Under those circumstances, the challenges are of a different nature. In this paper, experiences from the first stage of implementation of PBL at a traditional teaching university are presented and discussed. The implications for further steps are drawn as well.

Keywords: project-based learning; problem-based learning; PBL; new teaching methods; knowledge application; universities; experience; pilot implementation; innovation; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.063370

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.1, pp.1 - 11

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2014 *

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