Facilitating Sustainability of Education by Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Chunfang Zhou, Aparna Purushothaman, Nikorn Rongbutsri


This paper focuses on two approaches to facilitate sustainability of education development, such as pedagogical approach and technological approach. We regard using Problem-Based Learning (PBL) as a strategy of the pedagogical approach and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a strategy of the technological approach. The two approaches are possibility combined in one educational context. From this sense, a case on Web 2.0 employed at Aalborg University, Denmark where has a long history of PBL model is discussed in this paper. This case indicates that ICT may offer students in PBL personal tools for knowledge construction, reflecting, sharing and collaboration in project work, while also connecting to communities, network and resources of their own interest. Relating this case to the challenges of sustainability of education development in developing countries, some practical issues will be discussed in the countries such as India, Thailand and China.


sustainability, education, PBL, ICT

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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