Who we are

We are people focused on promoting and democratizing good quality education as a way to improve the world. The way we seek to collaborate for a better world is to facilitate educators' access to knowledge and tools aimed at implementing active learning methodologies.

This work began with the doctoral work of Giovanni Farias, which has a network of volunteer collaborators and service providers. See below the list of people and entities that are directly or indirectly involved or have been involved in this project.

  • Giovanni Farias, PhD, EdD
    Researcher whose doctoral work founded OpenPBL
    Founder and leader of the project OpenPBL

Voluntiers and service providers:

  • Natana Lopes, MEd
    Knowledge Media Researcher & Copydesk
  • Mateus Farias, BS
    Advisor in medical education
  • Pedro Henrique Araújo, BS
  • Valgone Bezerra, BS
  • Thiago Serrão, BS

Scientific orientation in the doctoral program in Engineering and Knowledge Management at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

  • Fernando Spanhol, PhD
  • Marcio Souza, PhD

Acknowledgment for the support in the scientific research phase on OpenPBL as a method to implement PBL and PjBL.

  • David Kaufman, PhD
    University Simon Fraser, Canada
  • Felipe Mattos, PhD
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Rangel Simon, PhD
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Lucyene Nunes, PhD
    Federal Institute of Technology of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Sirleia Rosa, PhD
    University of Montreal, Canada

We need more help to educate educators and enable the use of active learning methodologies in their teaching practice. If you are interested in helping, please contact us. We need help in

  • research on improving the tool we developed for implementing OpenPBL;
  • training/dissemination of the OpenPBL methodol, as well as the use of the app;
  • financial donation to enable the use of the OpenPBL app by educators without financial resources to do so.

We look forward to receiving contact from you.