UNAIR Faculty of Law Visits Maastricht University to Strengthen the Implementation of Problem-Based Learning

Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a learning method involving students’ activeness, always thinking critically, and skillfully solving a problem. This learning method will be very coherent with legal higher education, which focuses on solving legal issues as an essential competency for every professional jurist. This later became the background for developing Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a learning method at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Airlangga. The aim is to enhance skills and integrate learning the realities of the existing legal profession. One form of seriousness in developing this learning method is training from 6 – 18 November 2022 at the Faculty of Law Maastricht University, the Netherlands.


The training was part of the Legal Education, Ethics, and Professionalism (LEAP) program funded by OKP. This program was also attended by the Faculty of Law from various universities in eastern Indonesia, such as Trunojoyo Madura University, Mulawarman University, Halu Oleo University, Nusa Cendana University. , and the University of Borneo Tarakan. The lecturers at the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, who had the opportunity to take part in the training, were Dr. M. Syaiful Aris, S.H., M.H., LL.M. from the Constitutional Law Section. He, who also serves as Deputy Dean II for Resources and Finance, had the opportunity to attend lectures at the Faculty of Law Maastricht University to understand the implementation of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) method in learning and apprenticeships for students in various subjects.


In an interview with Dr. Maradona, S.H., LL.M as Vice Dean III, at least FH UNAIR already has more than sixty learning modules using the Problem Based Learning (PBL) method. Evenly distributed training has been given to all lecturers online. However, offline activity is still necessary to feel the atmosphere. The hope is that the training participants will later become tutors to share their experiences with other lecturers. “A refresher program will, of course, be held related to the Problem Based Learning (PBL) mechanism by inviting trainees to share their experiences,” he said at the end of the opportunity

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