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The PBL South Asia project has resulted in the adoption of applied PBL teaching methods at the participating HEIs in Nepal and Bhutan, and influenced the teaching approaches of project partners that already had PBL elements in their curricula. It has cast light on the significant differences of teaching environments and the need to adapt general educational principles to serve heterogeneous academic and societal communities.
In addition, there is an increased interest in the application of PBL pedagogy for global sustainability among the participating HEIs at large, local stakeholders such as innovation ecosystem actors, societal partners, and faculty and course coordinators at other higher education institutions. Interested parties have actively engaged in the PBL South Asia project through teacher trainings, methods workshops, multidisciplinary PBL curriculum planning, and adoption and execution of projects in the local contexts.
To further adopt and promote the PBL methodology and sustain the positive momentum and engagement of the partner universities and other HEIs in the region, the PBL South Asia Network for interested faculty and institutions is initiated and coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
PBL South Asia Network website will be released soon.
All 10 partnering HEIs have been active in coordinating, contributing and executing activities such as PBL based curriculum adoption and new course implementation, PBL student cases management, teacher trainings, methods workshops, dissemination etc., which can be seen from the links below.