The Use of System Thinking Concepts in Order to Assure Continuous Improvement of Project Based Learning Courses

  • Joao Alberto Arantes do Amaral
  • Paulo Gonçalves
Keywords: Project-Based Learning, Systems Thinking, Community partners


This case study describes a continuous improvement experience, conducted from 2002 to 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, within 47 Project-Based Learning MBA courses, involving aproximatelly 1.400 students.  The experience report will focus on four themes: (1) understanding the main dynamics present in MBA courses (2) planning a systemic intervention in order to improve the following courses (3) doing the intervention and analysing the results (4) assuring the continuous improvement.
Case studies of PBL and reflections on PBL in practice