Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
Pedagogical Innovation & Curriculum Development Tool

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a curriculum development and instructional approach. PBL simultaneously develops problem solving strategies, knowledge bases in the various disciplines and skills by placing students in the active role of problem-solvers confronted with an ill-structured problem which mirrors real-world problems. In this workshop for teachers, participants will learn the 7 steps in the PBL design process and have opportunities to craft their own 'Meet-the-Problem'.

Benefits of this Seminar
  • To motivate student learning
  • To promote higher-order thinking
  • To help students to learn how to learn
  • Taking the Self-Test
  • Samples of MTPs with checklist for quality MTPs
  • 7 Steps in PBL Unit Design
  • Drafting MTPs
  • Facilitating PBL in classroom teaching
  • Assessing Authentic Learning with PBL

Profile of Facilitator: Dr Ho Boon Tiong, PhD
Boon Tiong has been involved in education since 1986. In 1995, he was trained in USA, Chicago in PBL from the Illinois Math & Science Academy (IMAS). He had conducted some twenty PBL workshops and had been involved with a four-month PBL research with the Teachers’ Network, Ministry of Education (MOE). He had also contributed significantly to MOE’s effort to review the Science curriculum.

He is a much sought after speaker and workshop facilitator for his creative mind, lively humour, and enthusiasm.
Schedule: Six to eight sessions of 3 hours each or its equivalent

Recommended class size: 20 - 40 participants