How to Create and Moderate a Great Problem Based Learning Discussion (PBLD)

Publication ID Published Version
9371 March 14, 2013 1

Description

This Problem-Based Learning module is designed to facilitate group discussion with the integration of existing knowledge and new knowledge by self-directed learning. It addresses the rationale and benefits of case-based learning, differentiates problems suitable for case-based learning from those more appropriate for a case report, provides a framework for participants to construct an engaging PBLD from a brief stem, and outlines best practices for moderating a PBL discussion. After the case presentation, the instructor guides the group through a series of questions, each of which promotes discussion and reviews the recommended strategies for the relevant aspect of the teaching method.

Citation

Lalwani K. How to Create and Moderate a Great Problem Based Learning Discussion (PBLD). MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/​adea/​publication/​9371 http://dx.doi.org/​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.9371

Educational Objectives

By the conclusion of this learning module, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale for case-based group learning.
  2. Recognize the characteristics of a case or problem ideal for case-based learning.
  3. Differentiate between a case appropriate for a Medically Challenging Case Report and a PBLD.
  4. Construct an engaging PBLD from a brief case stem.
  5. Formulate a set of best practices for moderating a PBLD.

Keywords

  • PBL Discussion, PBL, Group Moderation

Competencies

  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Professional Interest

  • Curriculum Development/Evaluation
  • Health Education
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Teaching Skills

Instructional Methods

  • Case-based Instruction/Learning
  • Independent Learning
  • Problem-based Learning (PBL)

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional & Faculty Development
  • Professional School
    • Allied Dental Student
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident

Format

  • Evaluation Tool

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