Columbus participates in the final conference of the E + CityLab project

12 September 2018

On September 19, 20 and 21, the Erasmus + CityLab project, in which 15 Columbus member universities participate, will hold its final conference entitled "Problem Based Learning for Sustainable Cities" at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá.

This event will gather, during three days, more than 160 students and professors from Latin American and European universities, with the purpose of presenting their experiences around the use of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology, under an integrative, constructive and interdisciplinary perspective to co-create solutions for the challenges of cities.



The CityLab project is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by University of Antwerp, co-coordinated by Universidad del Rosario, and includes a collaboration network of 11 partner universities in Latin America, 6 European universities, the Columbus Network and United Cities and Local Governments. Columbus acts as external evaluator of the project, assessing the impact and results of the project in the participating universities.

The conference seeks to disseminate ideas and stimulate the academic discussion on teaching methods based on problems -PBL-. As well as, to involve a wide range of teachers in Europe and Latin America to share ideas and experiences on problem-based learning -PBL and to expose the work of the students carried out in the PBL modules during the three years of the project.

The topics that will be discussed at the conference are:

• Experiences of PBL in Schools of Architecture and Planning, Geography, Sociology, Engineering, Political Science, Urban Management, Economics, etc.

• Innovative teaching / learning methods and tools

• Teaching governance and participatory approaches

• Processes of collaboration with external actors: relationships with stakeholders (universities / public / private agents / citizens ...)

• Collaborative processes with international exchanges between universities

• Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-SDG)

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