Hanyang University ERICA is now developing an innovative educational model: Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning (IC-PBL).
IC-PBL is a learner-centered pedagogical model at Hanyang University ERICA in which instructors develop problem-solving scenarios based on real-life industrial fields and learners solve these context-rich problems reflecting social demands, coupled with industry and university.
IC-PBL is a precondition for the future education of creativity and convergence in which learners themselves, as agents of thought and act, encounter hands-on problems and solve them in search of more practical and innovative methods.
Hanyang University ERICA is the first university that introduces and innovates IC-PBL in the Korean educational setting. All students are required to take PBL courses in order to develop their problem-solving competency. In this context, the Center for IC-PBL was built at Hanyang University ERICA in September 2016 for a more effective commitment. It has been hosting a variety of preparatory education programs, pilot programs, workshops, conferences, and consulting services for a friendlier IC-PBL environment. It has also been zeroing in on both quantitative expansion of PBL courses and quality improvement, such as particular IC-PBL models equipped with the corresponding operational policy and guideline for each specific department.
While it is more secure if we just follow suit, it is more difficult to expect accomplishment, which is why path finding and pioneering efforts are wonderful accomplishments in their own right. The center invites all members of Hanyang University for a new educational horizon of IC-PBL, keeping in mind that “a rolling stone gathers no moss,” which finally makes an epoch-making forward step.
Dr. Ki Soo Park (Director, The IC-PBL Center / Professor, The Department of Digital Culture & Contents)