ERIC Number: EJ1058705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Facilitating Facilitators: Enhancing PBL through a Structured Facilitator Development Program
Salinitri, Francine D.; Wilhelm, Sheila M.; Crabtree, Brian L.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v9 n1 p73-82 Apr 2015
With increasing adoption of the problem-based learning (PBL) model, creative approaches to enhancing facilitator training and optimizing resources to maintain effective learning in small groups is essential. We describe a theoretical framework for the development of a PBL facilitator training program that uses the constructivist approach as the program's guiding philosophy. The structured, pedagogically sound program was designed for a multidisciplinary pool of basic and social/administrative scientists, clinical faculty, practicing pharmacists, and post-graduate residents enrolled in a teaching certificate program. The training program employs the PBL experience, along with interactive technology, case-based and debriefing sessions with small groups and experienced facilitators. Proposed models for assessment of the facilitator training program include evaluation of inter-rater variability between facilitators with respect to student performance in PBL.
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Problem Based Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Interdisciplinary Approach, Training Methods, Teacher Certification, Educational Philosophy, Program Development, Program Descriptions, College Programs, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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