In this webinar, the origins of problem-based learning will be elaborated, first from a historical perspective, then from a philosophical and psychological perspective. Discover which educational experiments of the 20th century inspired educators to start using problems as the centrepiece of the learning process, and the difference between PBL and other popular 20th century innovations such as the Case Method. How different variations of PBL emerged across the world, and why the term “PBL” covers such a large array of active learning practices will also be discussed. Find out how big educational debates throughout the 20th century ended up shaping PBL as a learning method. Finally, we will move into the 21st century with an interactive presentation on current issues in the psychology of problem-based learning.

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Virginie F. C. Servant-Miklos is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities at Erasmus University College, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She completed her post-doctoral studies at the Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (UCPBL). She teaches an array of liberal arts courses while pursuing research in Education Studies. She teaches and writes from an interdisciplinary critical perspective on subjects of education history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. As a problem-based learning expert, she has since 2013 developed a number of teacher-training courses in PBL, international education, and social-transformative education. She holds a Masters in International Relations from Sciences Po Lille, an LLM in International Law from the University of Kent, and a PhD in Education History and Philosophy focusing on PBL from Erasmus University Rotterdam.