On September 7, 2022, the Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University of Bhutan held an internal workshop on “Problem Based Learning (PBL) Dissemination and Experience Sharing Workshop.” The purpose of the event was to disseminate the overall learning to all of the college’s final-year students who will be working on the PBL student case as part of their major project the following semester. The workshop’s overarching goal was to disseminate the lessons that students and staff had recently learned from the following activities:
- Workshop on PBL Methodology and Dissemination to be held in Thimphu on August 8–9, 2022 (Some students and staff of the college attended this event)
- The PBL Result Dissemination Seminar will be held in Nepal on August 14-15, 2022. (Some students and staff of the college attended this event)
- PBL Joint Student Case in Nepal, from August 14-27, 2022 (Some college staff members and students came to this occasion.)
The attendees of the events shared with the audience the benefits they derived from the event in terms of knowledge, exposure, and experiences. They also shared in detail how the joint PBL student case was formulated and done by students from JNEC and Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Additionally, Mr. Hemlal Bhattarai, Project Manager for PBL SA, JNEC, RUB gave a presentation that provided an overview of the project and its current deliverables. He also discussed what PBL is, why PBL activities are important, why PBL cases are significant, and what general outcomes one should expect when working on PBL cases.
In the following days, the institution is also planning a workshop for third-year degree programme students who will be undertaking the PBL mini-student case as part of their module “Basic research and seminar,”. Since the beginning of this PBL SA project in 2018, the college has been actively involved in capacity building for staff and students, including “Reaching the Unreached,” through various platforms like research, webinars, conferences, and publications. The college would like to thank all project partners for their ongoing efforts to get the most value out of the teamwork and acknowledges the European Union (EU) for co-financing this wonderful joint project.