PBLMD stands for "Introducing Problem Based Learning in Moldova: Toward Enhancing Students’ Competitiveness and Employability".
PBLMD is a national, capacity building project that aims to improve quality of teaching and learning methodologies and higher education programmes in Moldova while enhancing their relevance for the labour market and disadvantaged groups in the society. The project also has a special mobility strand under which bachelor students and academic staff from Moldova will travel to EU project partners for studying and training.
PBLMD project arose from the need to:
- Address the problem of students’ diminishing competitiveness and decreasing employability rate in Moldova
- Better integrate disadvantaged students into the teaching and learning environment and process
The project was also informed by the findings of the structural TEMPUS-funded "Enhancing University Autonomy in Moldova" (EUniAM) project, such as:
- Need for research-based teaching
- Need for new teaching methodologies
- Need for enhanced quality of teaching
- Need for international exposure of the universities
- Need to cooperate with the industry
PBLMD addresses these needs by introducing new, innovative (for the context of Moldovan universities) teaching and learning methodologies and methods, such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) and Simulations and re-designing 6 study programmes on the basis of these methods at 6 universities.
PBLMD is a three-year project funded with the support of the European Union under Erasmus+ programme. The project period: October 15, 2015 - Oct 14, 2019.
AAU is the principal applicant and lead partner of PBLMD project. A consortium between 4 EU and 6 MD universities and 6 associate partners in Moldova had been formed.
The total budget of the project is €1,544,760, of which €657,275 is student and academic staff mobility.
PBLMD project coordinator is Prof. Romeo V. Turcan, AAU. PBLMD national project coordinator is Prof. Larisa Bugaian, Technical University of Moldova.
Here is our project at a glance
PBLMD on ERASMUS+
PBLMD-TOPUP on ERASMUS+
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