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.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.