In August 2019, PBL South Asia organized a pilot training workshop in Mumbai where faculty members and teachers from Nepalese and Bhutanese institutions participated in actual PBL cases. They worked intensively in randomly mixed multidisciplinary teams, where other members included students from Finland, the Netherlands, Lithuania and India.
Altogether 7 teacher-student teams worked for 6 different case beneficiaries. The teams were mentored and facilitated by staff & faculty from Aalto University, Delft University of Technology, Kaunas Technical University, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Indian Institute of Science.
The workshop provided extensive practical training in the application of PBL methods for sustainable development in the South Asian context across different themes. It consisted of two weeks of intensive group work in self-organising teams focused on a real case setting with societal partners in the Mumbai area; as well as team mentoring practice, field work activities, design thinking methods, communication and dissemination activities such as poster presentation and final pitching session.