1 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
2 Technical University of Cluj Napoca (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2017 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 4801-4807
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1278
Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain
Nowadays, one of the fields where changes do not have a quick speed is education. Although there are several movements by some teachers, some institutions and even some governments, traditional way is the main methodology from Primary Education to University.
Among different methodologies, technologies, strategies, etc. that have been or are implemented in educational systems, in this paper we will focus on the Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Barrows defined it in 1982 as a learning method based on the principle of using problems as a starting point for the acquisition and integration of new knowledge. It seemed a small step but it has been really a big one. In the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) a big effort has been made in order to promote the change from the traditional to active methodologies.

In the Engineering School of the UPV/EHU our research team has implemented PBL in the Calculus subject of certain degrees. In this sense, we have used active methodologies and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including tools already designed such as Moodle platform for the support of our communication with students, in both senses of teaching and learning. This research has been developed in different groups of students.
PBL, university, Mathematics, Calculus, active methodology, functions of real variable, innovation.