TU Delft organized 'PBL South Asia Dissemination Event' from 17-19 October, 2022 in TU Delft, The Netherlands. The main objective of the workshop was to share and consolidate the learnings and deliverables in the project on PBL methods for global sustainability and entrepreneurship. The following Officials from IISc attended the workshop and joined MOOC video recording sessions.
The Nepalese partners HEIs of “PBL South Asia” project in association with another partner HEIs from Europe and South Asia organized 'PBL South Asia Dissemination Event' on August 15, 2022 in Kathmandu. The event aimed to share the results, outcomes, impact and future plans of the partner HEIs regarding PBL education promotion in South Asia and bring all the stakeholders of Nepal's higher engineering education to a forum and highlight the need of integrating PBL pedagogy in our higher education curricula to address the burning issues of our higher education system. The following Officials from IISc attended the workshop. Mr Apoorv Bhatt from IISc participated in a panel discussion on PBL South Asia Network and future teacher trainings.
Officials from IISc attended PBL Methodology Workshop as part of ongoing 'PBL South Asia' organized by JNEC, RUB which was planned at Thimphu, Bhutan. IISc is one of the partner institutions for this ongoing PBL South Asia, project.
The officials from IISc engaged in facilitating the workshop and coordinating with JNEC, RUB in the overall management of the event. The teams also met with participants (mainly officials from RUB and its constituent colleges, others) and worked on possible PBL networks in the region for the benefit of regional institutions.
IISc and IITB have jointly developed PBL South Asia Network, vision, prospective events and sustainability plan. The concept note was shared with the project partners.
Aalto university, Finland, formed an online mentoring team to create the best mentoring practices to support PBL. IISc actively participated and contributed in the sessions
The final draft of the PBL Best Practice Review Report has been shared with Aalto.
IISc contributed in Chapter 1-Preparation of ToT manual. The sub-topics are as follows:
Three researchers from CPDM, IISc reviewed all the modules of 1st draft of PBL MOOC course and provided their critical feedback.
Three videos for module-5, along with Learning Goals, Module Structure and assignments, were created by the IISc team. The videos were shared with all partners on the Google classroom platform. in addition, Mr. Apoorv Bhatt from CPDM, IISc reviewed all the modules of 1st draft of PBL MOOC course and provided their critical feedback on Google Classroom.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the PBL MOOC production was a big challenge as multiple partners from various countries were involved in the creation of the MOOC. During the online MOOC Methodologies Workshop, Mr. Apoorv Bhatt from CPDM, IISc, gave a talk on how to record a MOOC video and presented a demonstration video.
Along with the co-authors from partner institutes, IISc has written two international conference papers on PBL, which were published in the proceedings of ICoRD'21. Both papers were presented by the team of IISc at the ICoRD'21 conference. One of the papers received distinguished paper awards as well.
Learning goals, outcomes, terminologies, and methods to be taught were presented by Dr Shakuntala Acharya and Mr Apoorv Bhatt to all partners who were involved in cluster 2 of MOOC creation. Also, the selection of appropriate examples was discussed.
The 1st concept note of module 5 was jointly presented by Dr. Shakuntala Acharya and Mr Apoorv Bhatt during the internal cluster meeting. The content to be added in the module was discussed with the project colleagues.
The plan (drawing) of the PBL Lab at IISc with equipment utilisation marked was proposed. This lab is a major contribution towards the goal of regional capacity building and aims to impart training and mentorship for PBL in South Asia.
The first draft of the PBL Best Practice Review Report has been shared with the project partners for review and inputs.
During the dissemination event, Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti and Dr. Shakuntala Acharya gave presentation on PBL methodologies.
The faculty of partner institutions received training from IISc researchers and professors on how to create PBL courses using the Design Thinking Methodology.
PBL South Asia organized a pilot training workshop in Mumbai where the following members from IISc participated and contributed to actual PBL cases, along with faculty members and teachers from Nepalese and Bhutanese institutions.
They worked intensively in randomly mixed multidisciplinary teams, where other members included students from Finland, the Netherlands, and Lithuania. The work done by team where IISc members were involved can be found here
During the IIT Bombay workshop, IISc developed the workbook to guide students and participants in PBL case studies.