THE 5TH ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (5THAPPBL)

Venue: SINGGAHSANA HOTEL

Location: PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Mar 16, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 17, 2004
Registration Date: Mar 16, 2004
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2004
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Description

PBL was first introduced in the United States and Canada
in the 1960’s. Since then a number of conferences and workshops have been
organized worldwide.

PBL is not a monopoly for medical education; it applies widely
to learning in most professional schools and discipline.
More academic institutions worldwide are turning to PBL. It provides

challenge students to enhance the ability to think critically,
analyze problems, as well as to find and use appropriate
learning resources. As before the 5th Asia-Pacific conference

will provide a platform for PBL practitioners to communicate
and share ideas in ways to integrate PBL in instruction.

Educators who are new to PBL and are interested in learning

about problem-based instruction will be able to participate in a

series of workshops that will help prepare them to use PBL in

their own courses.

Among the areas which will be
discussed in the conference
are

The Philosophy of PBL

The Teaching and Learning in PBL

Assessment in PBL

Tools for PBL

Implementation of PBL

Capacity Building for PBL

Curriculum Development and PBL

The first Asia-Pacific conference on PBL

was held in Hong Kong in 1999,

followed by Singapore (2000) then
Australia (2001) and Thailand (2002).

The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on
Problem-Based Learning will be held in Singgahsana Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
which will be held on March 16 -17, 2004. The theme of the conference is
“Pursuit of Excellence in Education”.

Venue

PERSIARAN BARAT
SELANGOR
Malaysia
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Additional Information

The objectives of the conference are: 1.To provide a platform for educators or academicians to share experiences and practices. 2.To discuss the philosophy, teaching and learning, and assessment related to PBL. 3.To explore PBL from various perspectives. 4.To provide forum for researchers, and practitioners to share their ideas. 5.To provide vision and direction for enhancing knowledge, skills and positive attitudes among students. The highlights of the conference include: 1. Parallel sessions 2. Poster presentations 3.Special Interest Group Meetings