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ERIC Number: ED540940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-27
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Evaluation Instruments Used in Problem-Based Learning
McDonald, Betty
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A focus group of 18 faculty members at Campus O of a higher educational institution and another focus group of 16 faculty members at Campus S of the same institution comprised the sample, representative of close to 100% of their respective populations. Independently, both groups were engaged in interactive Problem-Based Learning sessions. They subsequently completed two evaluation instruments. One evaluation instrument had five items (05ITEMS), and the other had ten items (10ITEMS). Each evaluation instrument had two forms; one used a five point Likert scale and the other a ten point Likert scale. Identical participator satisfaction ratings were recorded using 05ITEMS and 10ITEMS instruments at the 99%, 98% and 95% confidence intervals (t = 0.59, [alpha]= 0.01, df = 34). Participants expressed satisfaction in a number of areas like clear delivery by workshop facilitator; capturing their interest; gaining knowledge; and obtaining useful handouts. Implications for improving teaching and learning in higher educational institutions through Problem-based Learning, engaging participants and saving time and cost are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A