ERIC Number: EJ1055412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Goals and Strategies of a Problem-Based Learning Facilitator
Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Barrows, Howard S.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v1 n1 p21-39 Spr 2006
This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-based learning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies of an expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished through interaction analysis using video data and stimulated recall to examine two PBL group meetings. In this paper, we examine how specific strategies were used to support the PBL goals of helping students construct causal explanations, reason effectively, and become self-directed learners while maintaining a student-centered learning process. Being able to articulate these strategies is an important step in helping others learn the art of PBL facilitation.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Strategies, Facilitators (Individuals), Student Centered Curriculum, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Role, Interaction Process Analysis, Meetings, Learning Strategies, Behavioral Objectives, Program Descriptions, Medical Students, Undergraduate Students, Video Technology, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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