Facilitating Problem-Based Learning by Maggi Savin-badenFacilitating Problem-Based Learning by Maggi Savin-baden

Facilitating Problem-Based Learning

byMaggi Savin-baden

Paperback | June 16, 2003

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"The book is written in a lively, engaging, conversational style, without compromising on empirical rigour to substantiate its claims. ...All practitioners of problem based learning will benefit from the multipronged perspectives on pbl facilitation contained here."
British Journal of Educational Technology

Interest in problem-based learning continues to flourish worldwide. To date there has been relatively little to help staff to examine the complex issues relating to facilitating the implementation of problem-based learning and the ongoing development of staff, students and the curriculum.

This book explores a broad range of issues about facilitation, in particular: understandings of facilitation that have emerged from the author's recent research and ways of equipping and supporting staff in terrestrial and virtual contexts. It also questions how students are assessed and suggests ways of preventing plagiarism in problem-based learning. It examines what it might mean to be an effective facilitator and suggests ways of designing problem-based curricula that enhance learning.

Maggi Savin-Baden is Professor of Higher Education Research at Coventry University where she is Deputy Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Health. She first began researching problem-based learning in 1987 and over the last ten years has consulted widely on problem-based learning in the UK and overseas.
Title:Facilitating Problem-Based LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:June 16, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335210546

ISBN - 13:9780335210541

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Table of Contents


Part one: Re-viewing facilitation

1.Perspectives on facilitation
2.Types and levels of facilitation

Part two: On becoming a facilitator

3.Role transitions:from lecturer to facilitator
4.Being an effective facilitator
5.Facilitating honesty in problem-based curricula

Part three: Facilitation changing worlds

6.Developing and supporting facilitators
7.Virtual facilitation
8.Beyond surveillance:assessment and facilitation

Part four: Rhetorical communities

9.Reconceptualising problem-based curricula
10.Facilitating learning through problem-based curricula

Epilogue:Changing places or changing spaces?