For teachers: Getting Started with Project Based Learning

Unite! Teaching and Learning offers 14 pedagogical trainings taking place online in the spring 2022 for Aalto University teachers including PhDs and post-docs with teaching responsibility. The aim of the workshop is to prepare participants to take the first steps in using project-based learning (PBL).
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Unite! Teaching and Learning is a series of training activities aimed at teaching staff, lecturers and faculty in all Unite! partner institutions, who are interested in sharing and developing teaching and learning practices. We invite you to meet Unite! colleagues while learning how teaching and learning is promoted at different partner universities.

Getting Started with Project Based Learning

Blended Online Workshop

Start: Thursday, May 26, 2022 (with some autonomous preparatory work)
End: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 (delivery of some autonomous work)


May 31, 11-12.30 (10-11:30 am CET) 
June 02, 11-13 (10-12 am CET)
June 07, 11-13 (10-12 am CET)

 Workload: 14 hours (5h 30min in 3 online sessions and 8h 30min of autonomous work)
Application Deadline: May 12, 2022

The aim of the workshop is to prepare participants to take the first steps in using project-based learning (PBL). The workshop will discuss the basics of the methodology and conduct an exercise for designing a modest PBL activity that incorporates the basic elements.

Learning outcomes

• Defining PBL and discussing its advantages and main difficulties.

• Explaining the key elements to be considered when designing a PBL activity.

• Designing a PBL activity that includes the key elements for success.


Videos, readings, group work, discussions, autonomous work.

Target group

Faculty, lecturers and teachers of Unite! partner universities who do not have experience in using PBL and want to know about it and start using it.

Trainers: Dr. Miguel Valero, Dr. Paco Calviño

Contact person: Dr. Miguel Valero, email [email protected]


Pre-registration is required and is done on the Unite! Metacampus platform. On the last page of the booklet below you can find a step-by-step guide for the registration. Registration deadline is May 12, 2022. 

More information

The booklet has information on all the trainings offered during spring 2022 and on the last page you will find a step-by-step guide for the registration. 

The activities – webinars, courses and training events – are run by pedagogical experts from the partner universities and are free of charge for the Unite! community. All “Unite! Teaching and Learning” activities are in English and take place online. Some of the activities will award credits.

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