Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning for Sustainable Development

Ron Cörvers, Arnim Wiek, Joop de Kraker, Daniel Lang, Pim Martens

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Universities hold a crucial responsibility and role to contribute to sustainable development, alson in their education task. The concept of competencies for sustainable development and the idea of using real-world sustainability issues in education are promising approaches to transform sustainability programmes at universities into student-centered learning environments. Especially the educational formats of problem-based learning and project-baed learning foster such a process of educational innovation towards student-centered learning. Moreoever, hybrid forms of problem-based and project-based learning offer added value, but challenges for PPBl courses in sustainability remain salient.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability Science
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction
EditorsHarald Heinrichs, Pim Martens, Gerd Michelsen, Arnim Wiek
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • competencies
  • real-woeld problems
  • student-centered learning
  • problem-based and project-based learning

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