The training of trainers PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) IN INFORMATION LITERACY took place online on February 22nd and March 8th 2022. The two sessions have been participated by trainers, teachers, librarians and researchers coming from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Latvia.

The first session was mainly a theoretical introduction to the problem-based training methodology while the second session was a practical exercise to learn hands-on how to design a learning unit applying PBL.

Programme of the course


Session 1

  • Our trainers:

Mario RottaSmart Skills Center (Italy) – Experienced in the development of virtual learning environments and in the study of e-learning methodologies, he is e-Learning Manager consultant of Smart Skills Center. In this course he introduces Problem-Based Learning (PBL) milestones and shows how to develop learning units applying the PBL approach.

Bernard PochetUniversity of Liège (Belgium) – He is coordinator of the Information Literacy Working Group and open digital publishing at General Management of ULiège Library. He is also a lecturer in scientific literature and managing director of the Presses Universitaires de Liège in Gembloux. In this course he explains the process of the scientific publishing and the assessment in the PBL approach.

  • Presentations used during the session:

Bernard Pochet (University of Liège) – How to evaluate the training activities

Bernard Pochet (University of Liège) – How to evaluate the quality of scientific journals

Session 2

Our facilitators:

Laia Subirats, Emy Prela, Stefania Marzocchi, Rui Sousa, Santi Fort
  • Presentations used during the session:

Santi Fort and Laia Subirats (EURECAT) – Autonomous learning

Are you curious to see what the three working groups have produced?

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Last but not least, here some insights about the quality of the course: thank you to all participants, your comments are a valuable feedback for us to continue improving our training offer.