Resources for practitioners, policy makers and researchers

PBLMD ended on October 14, 2019. Its project webiste will not be updated; but its Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pblmd.erasmusplus/ - will be updated on a regular basis.

Below you may find the sustianble impact of the project and the list of final deliverables of the project. WP in a title means Work Package; you may go to respective WPs - https://www.tbrp.aau.dk/funding-portfolio/PBLMD/Work+Packages/ - to learn more about the specific WP, related activities, outcomes and outputs that contributed to respective final result.

PBLMD supporting Moldova EU Membership application

The results of PBLMD project support Moldova's efforts toward the EU membership!!! Here is an exerpt from the Questionnaire of the European Commission:

"One of the major accomplishments of the higher education system in terms of introducing innovative teaching methods was the implementation of the project “Introducing Problem Based Learning in Moldova: Toward Enhancing Students’ Competitiveness and Employability” (PBLMD), funded with the European Union support under the Erasmus+ program.

The result of this project consisted in the re-design of 6 higher degree programs according to a new concept at the most requested specialties offered by the universities of the Republic of Moldova by introducing innovative teaching-learning methodologies based on problem solving, according to the PBL model – Problem Based Learning: “Software Engineering”, “Law”, “Business Administration”, “BA in Public Health” “Entrepreneurship and Business Administration”, “Public Administration”.

The new programs of university studies are implemented from September 1, 2017. The students benefit from modern methods of teaching-learning mainly in the foreign language (English), and, starting with the second year of studies, of academic mobility at the partner institutions in the EU."

PBLMD benchmarked by EACEA for its best results and inspiring practices

PBLMD has been selected by The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) to offer a training on October 26, 2021 based on the achieved results of the project during the CBHE (Capacity Building in Higher Education) Virtual Fair to a worldwide audience. PBLMD was selected among CBHE projects that were implemented during 2015-2020.

The aim of this training during the CBHE Virtual Fair was to share key lessons and best practices from developing, implementing and exploiting PBLMD project outcomes and outputs. The primary target audience for this training is academic and admin staff who is implementing or wishes to implement such complex, but potentially high impact project. Click here to learn more about this training event.  

EACEA aknowledges sustainability of PBLMD

An excerpt from the Agency monitoring visit conducted on June 10, 2021, with a focus on sustainability of the PBLMD project:

"PBLMD is a ground-breaking CBHE project which has succeeded to reshape the higher education teaching/learning methodologies and has opened minds both of academic staff, as well as of students engaged within problem-based learning study programmes. At some universities these programmes have become the most attractive for students with the greatest contest at admission, in other cases they have expanded to new specialties, faculties or levels of study (e.g. PBL Master programmes), have resulted in opening new PBLMD spaces for group work and have made obvious the need for urgent change in more conservative environments.

Up until now it has been the only CBHE project in Moldova with Special Mobility Strand, which has highly increased its popularity among teachers and students, even if 1/3 of the total number of students` mobilities couldn’t be realized. A continuous education programme for academic staff has been developed at all 6 partner universities and new staff is annually trained within it. Though being a joint project, PBLMD has aimed to attain national/structural level impact, by increasing academic autonomy of Moldovan universities due to the insistence and determination of the project coordination team."

Main outputs

PBLMD_WP1_Project_Leaflet [Leaflets]

PBLMD_WP2_Benchmarking_Methodology_en [New methodologies and techniques]

PBLMD_WP2_PBL_Consolidated_Benchmarking_Studies_en [Studies]

          Appendix 1: WP2 ASEM benchmark report

          Appendix 2: WP2 BSU benchmark report

          Appendix 3: WP2 CSU benchmark report

          Appendix 4: WP2 MSU benchmark report

          Appendix 5: WP2 SUMPh benchmark report

          Appendix 6: WP2 TUM benchmark report

PBLMD_WP3_PBL_Consolidated_Study_Programmes_en [Needs analyses]

          Appendix 1: WP3 ASEM needs analysis

          Appendix 2: WP3 BSU needs analysis

          Appendix 3: WP3 CSU needs analysis

          Appendix 4: WP3 MSU needs analysis

          Appendix 5: WP3 SUMPh needs analysis

          Appendix 6: WP3 TUM needs analysis

PBLMD_WP4_Implementing_PBL_study_programmes_en [Curriculum]

          Appendix 1: WP4 Implementation ASEM

          Appendix 2: WP4 Implementation BSU

          Appendix 3: WP4 Implementation CSU

          Appendix 4: WP4 Implementation SUMPh

          Appendix 5: WP4 Implementation MSU

          Appendix 6: WP4 Implementation TUM

PBLMD_WP5_Sustainability_strategies_consolidated [Sustainability strategies]

          Appendix 1: WP5_ASEM Sustainability_strategy

          Appendix 2: WP5_BSU Sustainability_strategy

          Appendix 3: WP5_CSU Sustainability_strategy

          Appendix 4: WP5_MSU Sustainability_strategy

          Appendix 5: WP5_SUMPh Sustainability_strategy

          Appendix 6: WP5_TUM Sustainability_strategy

PBLMD_WP7_International_conference_proceedings_en [Research publications]

Spillover outputs

PBLMD_Spillover_WP2-3_Benchmarking_Pedagogical_Training_en [Studies and needs analysis]

PBLMD_Spillover_WP4_Approved_Pedagogical_Training_Programme_en [Curriculum]

          Appendix 1: MSU PBL Pedagogical Training Programme and Curriculum Approved

          Appendix 2: TUM PBL Pedagogical Training Programme and Curriculum Approved

          Appendix 3: CSU PBL Pedagogical Training Programme and Curriculum Approved

          Appendix 4: SUMPh PBL Pedagogical Training Programme and Curriculum Approved

          Appendix 5: CSU PBL Pedagogical Training Programme and Curriculum Approved

          Appendix 6: ASEM PBL Pedagogical Training Programme and Curriculum Approved

PBLMD_Spillover_WP4_BSc_Product_Design [Curriculum]

PBLMD_Spillover_WP4_Inter_disciplinary_inter_institutional_PBL_project_en [Curriculum]

PBLMD_Spillover_WP5_Guide_PBL_Pedagogical_Training_Programmes_en [Guide]

PBLMD_Spillover_WP6_University_Autonomy_en [Policy recommendations]

PBLMD_Spillover_WP7_Palgrave_Macmillan_book_en [Research publications]

PBLMD_Spillover_SMS_Extra_Staff_mobility_en [New or extended partnerships or cooperations]