The aims of the course "PBL Models, Facilitation and Blended Learning" are to support the participants in acquiring knowledge about how PBL learning principles are implemented in different PBL models, and to develop skills for facilitating students’ collaborative, active and blended learning processes in PBL environments.
- Explain the applicability within your own institution of PBL models, taking into consideration the institutional framework
- Explain advantages of a minimum of three different teaching methods for blended learning suitable for PBL
- Discuss and reflect on aspects of importance for the process of role transition from lecturer to facilitator, with reference to your own role as a teacher
- Apply at least two different teaching methods supporting PBL in your own teaching
- Analyse and reflect on the impact on students’ learning of your use of teaching methods for active learning, including your role as facilitator
Type of instruction
The course deals with problem based learning, discussing historical background of PBL, learning principles, PBL models around the world and the teachers’ role transition related to a shift from lecture based teaching to problem based learning. Tools for facilitation and teaching methods for blended learning is also included.
- Historical background of PBL
- Different PBL models
- Role transition from lecturer to facilitator
- Tools for effective facilitation
- Teaching methods for blended learning
The teaching format is blended learning based on self-study of both written material and video clips, discussion in study groups and online seminars.
The course is assessed through an internal oral or written examination and marked according to Pass/Non-pass. More details about the assessment will be communicated to participants at the start of the course.