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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.