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ERIC Number: ED421062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
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Development of an Instructional Unit for Educating Faculty and Instructors in the Role of the Tutor in Problem-Based Learning.
Andersen, Lori T.
This practicum report describes the development of an instructional unit for educating faculty and clinical instructors in the role of tutor in problem-based learning, as applied to two courses in occupational therapy. Emphasis is on the specific content of the unit and appropriate instructional strategies and delivery methods. A search of the literature, committee feedback, and feedback from participants in a pilot workshop all contributed to development of the unit. It was determined that the instructional unit should include knowledge about the problem-based learning method, knowledge about course and tutorial session objectives, and knowledge about such tutorial skills as facilitating learning, providing content knowledge, and demonstrating commitment to the group. The one-day workshop included lectures, group discussions, and participation in tutorial sessions as both students and facilitators. Individual sections of the report include an introduction to the problem, a review of the literature, a discussion of methodology and procedures, presentation of results, and a discussion of conclusions, implications, and recommendations. Among 12 appendices are the pre- and post-test, a tutor evaluation form, a workshop outline, a list of instructional strategies, and handouts and overheads for the instructional unit. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.