Staff Development in Problem-based Learning

  • Murray I
  • Savin-Baden M
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Abstract

It is argued here that for problem-based learning (PBL) to succeed, a sound programme of staff development is required. This paper highlights, from both the literature and from experience, that there is limited research into the process and management of PBL staff development. The current shift towards PBL within higher education suggests that staff development needs to be a key component in any PBL implementation strategy. This paper focuses on the experience of introducing PBL into Nursing and Midwifery curricula at the University of Dundee. It is argued that the staff development described played a key role in the effectiveness of the subsequent implementation of PBL. The key components of such a programme are described with evaluatory evidence to support its efficacy. Recommendations are made for those considering implementing PBL into the curriculum. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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  • ACTIVE learning
  • PROBLEM-based learning

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Authors

  • Ian Murray

  • Maggi Savin-Baden

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