Learning to Facilitate Problem Based Learning

David Wright 1David Wright is a Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science at MMU. When he started lecturing a few years ago, he was introduced to Problem Based Learning (PBL) by a colleague and has since gone onto to learn and use it in his teaching. One of the challenges of implementing PBL is the step change for the teacher. The term teacher in PBL, in fact, is a misnomer (Food for thought (22): Learning through problems with Dr Leslie Robinson) with the traditional teacher role being replaced with a facilitator role.

Here, David writes about how he learned Problem Based Learning and gives advice for those just starting to use it.

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Preparing your students for Problem Based Learning

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Damian Keil, Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science at MMU, has been using Problem Based Learning, or PBL, for a number of years. We recently made a film with Damian for the Good Practice Exchange, featuring interviews and thoughts of students and staff involved with the initiative to make learning active. Implementing PBL can be challenging, as it requires a step change for staff, but also major shift in the the expectations of students of their educational experience. Here, Damian writes about his methods for preparing students to get the most of of Problem Based learning.

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