Resources for PBL. The library : an essential partner. Author: Lorna Dodd
Resources for PBLThe library: An essential partner Lorna Dodd Liaison Librarian University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Lorna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Today could be the first steptowards… …a special relationship
Ask yourself…• What is your problem or trigger?• Which resources do you expect students to use?• Where will the students work in groups outside of the tutorial?• Have you created partnerships with other stakeholders in order to ensure sustainability?
Think about… • How many students are in the class?
Think about…Whether…• The library provides access to relevant resources?• The library is equipped for PBL?• The librarians know anything about PBL?• The library aware of the PBL programme?
Bare in mind…• In PBL students work very differently than when they are preparing for an assignment• The librarians needs to understand what is expected of the students in order to support their needs• The library needs to be equipped for PBL
Talk to the library about…• The number of relevant books the library holds• Access to relevant electronic resources• Access to computer facilities• Access to group study spaces
Important things to consider…• Are you using a reading list for each problem?• Do you expect students to find information from places other than their reading list?• Do students understand how to use library resources properly?• Do students search for all their information on Google?
Ask your librarian about…• Equipping students with information literacy skills so they can… Convert their learning issues into search strategies Use the correct resource to find information Search for information effectively and efficiently Determine the most appropriate information for their need Evaluate the relevance and reliability of information Use the information appropriately
Involve your librarian in…• Staff and tutor training and development• Curriculum planning and development• Problem writing• The tutoring process• Student assessment• Evaluation of the PBL module Create a sustainable programme by developing a mutually beneficial partnership with a key institutional stakeholder
Remember the key resources…• Information resources• Computer resources• Group study facilities• Time