The current issue is composed of four research papers and four PBL cases. These address different aspects of PBL and feature contributors from The Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland, Ukraine, the UK, and Brazil.
In many understandings of PBL it is a pedagogy that goes further than the classroom - it is a pedagogy and philosophy that brings the world and academia in closer alignment. It is, in our view, a pedagogy that should encourage teachers and students to stretch out and attempt to become change agents. While PBL is often about empowering the students in terms of autonomy, self-direction and choice in relation to education, we need perhaps to strengthen our focus on the world outside the educational institutions. The papers in different ways help us in this regard.