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Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital

Skill Development Workshop on : Theory and Practice of Problem Based Learning

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Saturday, January 26, 2019 |Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pimpri |Workshop

Dr.D.Y.PATIL VIDYAPEETH, PUNE, organized a Skill Development Workshop on Theoryand Practice of Problem Based Learning.

Thefaculty was Dr. (Professor) Lakshman (Sam) Samaranayake, the Vice-Dean of theCollege of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE. He is a multi-talentedacademic with expertise in clinical research, senior executive leveladministration, and dental pedagogy.

The  programme was spread over two days and conducted on the 25th and the 26th ofJanuary. It was a well-attended event with over 50 participants from the 9constituent colleges of the DPU.

Thecourse components could be summarized as below:


oEducational theory of personalized, blended and Problem Based Learning

oWhat, why and How of Problem Based Learning?  

oA tutorial was facilitated along with a written commentary


Thefirst-day PBL group presented their learning issues and discussed with theothers in the tutorial group and the rest were active spectators.

Dr.Samaranayakethen shared further Reflections on PBL And Flipped Learning

Theday’s programme concluded with - Problem writing: theory and practice


Thecourse was very well received by the participants and there was whole-heartedparticipation and the attendees were enthusiastic in taking part in the variousexercises that were conducted by the Speaker.