Problem Based Learning

Problem Based Learning Certification

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The course will be taught using a state-of-the-art educational approach. Problem Based Learning is student-based and uses real-life problems to help students learn to how to solve problems and think in creative ways. The two-week session will be facilitated by Gerry Cleveland and Greg Saville of the Police Society for Problem Based Learning.

About The Course
Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a state-of-the-art educational approach originally used by medical schools. PBL has emerged as a dynamic and engaging form of learning. This 10-day course is learner focused, built upon the “ill-structured problem” and provides instructors with practical applications of how to engage students in problem solving, critical thinking and team work.

The sessions will consist of full days with group assignments and required evening work. There is also an online pre-course assignment and a field exercise that must be completed prior to the start of the course.

On successful completion of this course, candidates will receive certification as problem based learning instructors.


Course Dates:
September 12 – 23, 2016
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m (Monday to Friday)
Canadian Forces Military Police academy
CFB Borden – Borden, Ontario
The Course is $3,200.00 + $160 GST = $3,360
*Fee includes handouts, texbooks, and refreshments.
This is a 2 weeks course.

To register please e-mail or fax with payment method. For more information:
ATTN: Wayne Jacobsen
Fax: 204.728.8740

Payment Types:

  • Cheque
  • Money Order (Canadian Funds)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Invoice to Company
  • Cash

Our Instructors:

Gerry Cleveland
Gerry Cleveland co-developed the national Police Training Officer program, and the PBL Instructor Development certification for the U.S. Department of Justice. For 15 years, Gerry has consulted and taught using problem based learning. He currently practices commercial and credit law and lectures at the School of Law at Notre Dame University Australia.

Greg Saville

Greg Saville co-developed the national Police Training Officer program, and the PBL Instructor Development certification. He has taught as a criminologist at Canadian and U.S. universities and is a senior partner with AlterNation, a Canadian/U.S. consulting firm helping change agents with transformative change.