Research-based learning (RBL) is a paradigm of education where students/learners are exposed to a research problem in their field. Through this experience, learning is enabled as learners need to research many subjects, methods, and problems new to them. In this approach, teachers/educators act more like an enabler or a mentor rather than an instructor. This paradigm has many similarities and overlapping qualities with other paradigms such as project-based learning, challenge-based learning, and work-based learning.
The First EELISA Research-based Learning Symposium took place in Istanbul on May 17-18, 2022. The program, which comprised talks on RBL applications, collaborations for RBL, and EELISA experiences, brought together researchers and students from all EELISA member institutions, as well as partners from the industry.
The Second EELISA Research-based Learning Symposium will take place in Pisa on May 17-19, 2023, and will feature special sessions focused on the experience and best practices of the EELISA communities as well as the presentation of research papers selected as part of the EELISA scientific student’s competition, among others. The full program will be announced soon.