PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK An UNKNOWN element…….. Task Design…… what learning outcomes to be realised? - model evaluation - model application - information-seeking skills - other outcomes
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK FIRST TEAM MEETING
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES FIRST TEAM MEETING Team size? Duration of meeting? No interference with team governance Brainstorming Delegation of duties
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK FIRST TEAM MEETING RESEARCH PERIOD
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES RESEARCH PERIOD How long? Adequate learning resources ?
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK FIRST TEAM MEETING RESEARCH PERIOD FEEDBACK MEETING
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES FEEDBACK MEETING Duration? No interference with team governance
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK FIRST TEAM MEETING RESEARCH PERIOD FEEDBACK MEETING TEAM RESPONSE
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TEAM RESPONSE Oral? Written?
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK FIRST TEAM MEETING RESEARCH PERIOD FEEDBACK MEETING TEAM RESPONSE TUTOR FEEDBACK
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TUTOR FEEDBACK Assessment methods
PBL – ESSENTIAL FEATURES TASK FIRST TEAM MEETING RESEARCH PERIOD FEEDBACK MEETING TEAM RESPONSE This procedure is repeated for each PBL task TUTOR FEEDBACK
Allocation of module time require independent learning skills quality …… contact hours must support learning 75% 25% Contact hours Non-contact hours
THE BENEFITS OF PBL (1) subject specific students talk openly about economics encourages deep learning Retention, recall and application skills enhanced effective use of non-contact hours full syllabus coverage encourages sharing of information encourages diverse responses to problem solving & coursework
THE BENEFITS OF PBL (2) general skills encourages students to take decisions develops teamwork skills encourages student initiative develops maturity & confidence in students encourages students to become information seekers and problem solvers
Issues 1.organisation of physical resources 2.organisation of teaching team 3. syllabus content 4. managing student groups 5.evidence of benefits required
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