Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is education centered on real-world situation where learning seeks to support the integration of practical User Centered Design and Human Centered Design Thinking into academic programs in the education sector.
Problem-Based Learning works well with all students, making its strategies ideal for heterogenous classrooms where students with mixed abilities can pool their talents collaboratively to invent a solution. By allowing students to direct their own activities and by giving them greater responsibilities, teachers show them how to challenge themselves and learn on their own.
PBL Africa Network is a member-based body that brings together faculty, students and other interested partners to work on sustainable innovations through multidisciplinary Problem-Based Learning.
The network aims to promote educational forums, training and certification for teachers, mentors and students representing a wide variety of positions and knowledge on PBL in Africa. In addition, the PBL Africa Network works to develop and share relevant content, resources and courses. On an annual basis the network gathers for the PBL Africa Summit in a country of choice.
From the three primary members of the network - University of Nairobi, Makerere University and University of Dar es Salaam, PBL Africa has three coordinators overseeing the Network's operations and activities.
The Network's flagship initiatives.
PBL Africa offers a vast continental network of resources, partnerships, and opportunities for students, institutions, educators, problem-based learning enthusiasts, and other partners.