About the conference

Taking students to a new learning paradigm is the promise of many emerging technologies. Highly demanded with the educational disruption provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic, new learning models, gadgets, and tools are at the center of the debate. Artificial intelligence, robotics, video platforms, 3D immersive and modeling software, virtual and augmented reality are examples of these new trends. 

Are they “new dress” for the old empiricist paradigm, where students have a passive role in the learning process? Or are they committed to reinventing education through collaborative, and active learning, fostering innovation, social justice, and collective well-being?

The conference theme “PBL, active learning, and technology: a fad or the future of education?” speaks to the challenges faced worldwide in higher and basic education. Reflecting and debating these ideas and principles are the goals of the PBL2022 Virtual International Conference.

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Call for proposals

We encourage individuals (researchers and practitioners), schools, and institutions to submit proposals in the field of problem-based learning and other active learning methodologies, reflecting or not the conference theme: “PBL, active learning, and technology: a fad or the future of education?”

English is the official language of the conference. But, we encourage submissions also in Spanish and Portuguese. If accepted, some sessions will be organized in Spanish and Portuguese.

Submissions of abstracts are open from January 20th to March 1st, 2022.

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Conference structure

The PBL2022 Virtual International Conference will be hosted on mixed digital platforms, depending on the type of the session: Keynote lectures, Symposia, Research, and experience sharing through Papers, Workshops, and media presentations. 

Fostering accessibility and interactions, Zoom, Immersive Terf, Doity Play are examples of the platforms to be used in the different types of sessions, 

All sessions and follow-on discussions will be video-recorded and made available for registered participants following the Conference.

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Early-bird registrations are available at a discount rate until May 31 (included), 2022.

The registration types are:

Full Registration for professionals from High-Income economy country – US$120

Full Registration for professionals from Low-Income economy country – US$100

Registration for K-12 teachers and students – US$80

The PAN-PBL Association annual membership fee (US$30.00), valid through December 2023, is included in the full registration fee of the PBL2022.

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