Problem-Based Learning 2020

When and where
January 8-10, 2020 on the University of Delaware campus, Newark, Delaware, USA.

Workshop program available now.

Who should attend
This workshop is for educators interested in learning about problem-based learning, both in its classic form and recent variations. We welcome those new to problem-based learning (PBL) as well as experienced practitioners. We welcome faculty, graduate students, and instructional support staff in higher education.

For best results, participants are expected to remain in the program for the complete three-day duration of the event.

This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines across higher education and in all size classes. We will describe ways to adapt PBL to your teaching situation.

“It was overwhelming and I learned so much. It was renewing in general. It was excellent and I have been to a lot of workshops. Thank you, more than you know.”—PBL@UD participant

Registration information

  • College and university faculty, instructors, and staff (full-time): US$400
  • Part-time instructors, graduate students, and K-12 school teachers: US$200
  • University of Delaware faculty, graduate students, and staff: no charge, but registration is still required.

For groups of 5 or more from one institution, please email Phil Duker,, for group discount information.

If you are interested in presenting at the poster session (details below), please register early.

Registration for PBL2020 is full. If needed, you may bring a check to the registration table at the event.

Make checks payable to University of Delaware and send checks to:
Faculty Commons
116 Pearson Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 USA

A web page is available with information on accommodations and travel.

Registration deadline: December 10, 2019


All participants are encouraged to propose a poster, either electronic or on poster board, for display during the reception to be held the evening of January 8, 2020. The posters can detail your use of PBL or other forms of active, engaged learning (service learning, client projects, case studies, other projects). Let us know if you need a letter accepting your proposed poster presentation to help with institutional funding.

“I appreciated how the facilitators kept things on track and on time, while still allowing for questions, participant feedback, and sharing of ideas. And the PBL Clearinghouse is very exciting.”—PBL@UD participant