Participants will develop and plan their own course, or work with material provided. (Suggestion: Bring your own problems!)
… and a colleague or two because PBL is time demanding AND effective as a learning method. It is best realised with one or two colleagues in a joint seminar.
The workshop will provide a practical and engaging introduction to this research based learning and teaching. It focuses on the established method of problem-based learning (PBL). Problem-based learning is an instructional strategy in which students work cooperatively to investigate and resolve an ill-structured problem based on real-world issues or situations. It works best in small to medium sized classes. Students develop their skills in working in groups, individualised problem-solving and peer-to-peer teaching. They further key skills of their discipline, and practice their abilities in project management, teamwork, and communication.
The steps involved in problem-based learning include:
- determining what the problem is;
- creating a specific statement of the problem;
- identifying the information needed;
- identifying the resources to be used to find that information;
- developing a possible solution;
- analysing and refining the solution;
- presenting the final solution, orally and/or in writing.
By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to …
- give an overview about the goals, characteristics and phases of PBL;
- define a “good” problem and construct or refine real life problems: finding research questions;
- include the understanding of group dynamics and roles in their planning;
- design and scaffold the processes in the PBL scenario;
- include matching and engaging forms of formative and summative feedback of student learning;
- integrate communication, team and leadership skills as an outcome of PBL;
- develop their own scenario and give peer feedback to fellow teachers.
- Research based learning and teaching: the basics.
- Problem- based learning – teaching – and assessing
- Group dynamics and roles
- Disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills
Depending on time and the participants‘ demand:
- real life problems for real clients or user groups: Service Learning
- classroom ecologies: how learning spaces support different pedagogies (designing PBL learning environments)
Your facilitator: Dr. Anke Köhler
Date and time: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Room: SB II, 05-432
Max. number of participants: 12