Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-10-23

Samford University will host a workshop on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for K-12 teachers Saturday (OCT. 28), 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies building on campus.

PBL provides a structure for discovery that helps students internalize learning, leading to greater comprehension. The teaching technique organizes a curriculum around an engaging problem and creates a learning environment that promotes student thinking and deepens understanding.

Registration fee is $50. For information, phone Dr. Carol Dean at 726-2396 or email

The K-12 workshop coincides with an international PBL conference co-sponsored by Samford and The Pew Charitable Trusts in Birmingham Oct. 29-31.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.