Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning for Sustainable Development

Ron Cörvers*, Arnim Wiek, Joop de Kraker, Daniel J. Lang, Pim Martens

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Universities hold a crucial responsibility and role to contribute to sustainable development, also in their education task. The concept of competencies for sustainable development and the idea of using real-world sustainability issues in education are promising approaches to transform sustainability programmes at universities into student-centred learning environments. Especially the educational formats of problem-based learning and project-based learning foster such a process of educational innovation towards student-centred learning. Moreover, hybrid forms of problem-based and project-based learning offer added value, but challenges for PPBL courses in sustainability remain salient.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability Science
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction
EditorsHarald Heinrichs, Pim Martens, Gerd Michelsen, Arnim Wiek
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789401772426
ISBN (Print)9789401772419
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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