Resources for PBL. The library : an essential partner. Author: Lorna Dodd

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Delivered at FACiLiTATE 2nd Problem-Based Learning Summer School, June 23–27th, 2008, Dublin, Ireland. 2008-06-23.

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Resources for PBL. The library : an essential partner. Author: Lorna Dodd

  1. 1. Resources for PBLThe library: An essential partner Lorna Dodd Liaison Librarian University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Lorna.dodd@ucd.ie
  2. 2. Today could be the first steptowards… …a special relationship
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. Think about… • How many students are in the class?
  5. 5. 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?
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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?
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Remember the key resources…• Information resources• Computer resources• Group study facilities• Time
  12. 12. And most importantly…. Your Librarian!!
  13. 13. Today could be the first steptowards… …the start of a beautiful friendship

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