Guwahati: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University organized a virtual workshop on “Problem Based Learning (PBL): An Effective student-centred Teaching Methodology” on May 23, 2020. The event started at 11:00 am with the welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) Biplab Kumar Dey, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University (AdtU) & the convener of the workshop followed by the speech of Prof. (Dr.) Amarjyoti Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor of Assam down town University.
Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury congratulated the faculty members for organizing such an event and for addressing a trendy and pertinent aspect of modern teaching-learning method. Prof. Choudhury extended his best wishes to all the participants in the expectation that this platform would ensure the dissemination of knowledge in the truest sense.
Dr (Mrs) Jyotsana R. Madan, the speaker of the session from Smt Kashibai Navale College of Pharmacy, Pune, discussed the importance of PBL and shared her invaluable experiences. During her presentation, she emphasized Bloom’s Taxonomy and has enumerated the shifting trends of education from teacher-centred to student-centred through PBL. She also discussed the essential flexibility in the teaching-learning process and has shown the way how a teacher can play a vital role as facilitator.
She also discussed different problems and problem-solving tools for an effective teaching-learning process to happen. Around 300 participants from different parts of India and abroad registered to attend the event. During the question-answer session, many participants interacted with the speaker and cleared their doubts. In the end, participants expressed their views on the event and they found the event as highly informative. The workshop concluded with a vote of thanks by the convener.