Workshop: Applications of Problem-based Learning

Course ID - CTD0470a 

Short Title: Problem Learning    

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:        8 hours (6 workshop hours & 2 post Workshop hours) 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

Faculty will receive introductory training on problem-based learning and incorporation of this learning strategy into both majors and non-majors coursework. One six-hour workshop session will be held at the beginning of the semester to introduce the integral concepts of problem-based learning and provide faculty with the skills needed to identify good PBL problems and activities needed to investigate the identified problems in their own classrooms. The participating faculty will then be required to produce a problem, PBL cycle, assessment, and concept map product following the workshop. The external consultant will be available for suggestions and ideas via email and will provide a wealth of resources for the faculty for development of their individual exercises.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between PBL and other inquiry-based methodologies in the classroom
  • Identify the components of a good PBL problem
  • Create PBL modules and assessment


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0470a  
Course Title: Problem Learning
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.