García Martín, Javier and Bollain, Manuel and Corral, Arancha del
Applying Problem-Based Project-Organized Learning in a traditional system.
In: "PBL across the disciplines: research into best practice. Edited by John Davies, Erik de Graaff, Anette Kolmos. Aalborg University Press", 28/11/2011 - 29/11/2011, Coventry University, UK. pp. 1-12.
Nowadays, PBL is considered a suitable methodology for engineering education. But making the most of this methodology requires some features, such as multidisciplinary, illstructured teamwork and autonomous research that sometimes are not easy to achieve. In fact, traditional university systems, including curricula, teaching methodologies, assessment and regulation, do not help the implementation of these features. Firstly, we look through the main differences found between a traditional system and the Aalborg model, considered a reference point in PBL. Then, this work is aimed at detecting the main obstacles that a standing traditional system presents to PBL implementation. A multifaceted PBL experience, covering three different disciplines, brings us to analyse these difficulties, order them according to its importance and decide which should be the first changes. Finally, we propose a straightforward introduction of generic competences in the curricula aimed at supporting the use of Problem-Based Project-Organized Learning