Embedding Problem-Based Learning in the Curriculum<br />The Student Experience<br />Caroline Hunter and Ben Fitzpatrick <b...
PBL Cycle<br />
The PBL Session<br />
Feedback Sessions<br />Mostly:<br /><ul><li>All students attempt to complete work for all Learning Outcomes
In feedback, all students make contributions to discussion
Discussion with students choosing when to add input
OR devise ways in which to spread content between students in discussion (random or pre-arranged)
For example, the ducks!</li></li></ul><li>PBL is used for all QLD/core modules<br />Linked through problem scenarios<br />...
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Slides for the presentation by Caroline Hunter and Ben Fitzpatrick (University of York) in the Show and Tell session at the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011.

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Embedding problem based learning in the curriculum: the student experience

  1. 1. Embedding Problem-Based Learning in the Curriculum<br />The Student Experience<br />Caroline Hunter and Ben Fitzpatrick <br />University of York<br />
  2. 2. PBL Cycle<br />
  3. 3. The PBL Session<br />
  4. 4. Feedback Sessions<br />Mostly:<br /><ul><li>All students attempt to complete work for all Learning Outcomes
  5. 5. In feedback, all students make contributions to discussion
  6. 6. Discussion with students choosing when to add input
  7. 7. OR devise ways in which to spread content between students in discussion (random or pre-arranged)
  8. 8. For example, the ducks!</li></li></ul><li>PBL is used for all QLD/core modules<br />Linked through problem scenarios<br />Support:<br />Block Guide<br />Plenaries<br />PBL Tutors: professional practitioners<br />Academic staff: interim sessions<br />PBL at University of York<br />
  9. 9. PBL: Benefits & Drawbacks<br />Benefits<br />Drawbacks<br />Active learning process<br />Development of research methods & processes<br />Realistic: clients & cases, deadlines, responsibility for own work, & group work<br />Combination of individual & collaborative learning<br />Roles of Chair & Scribe to develop skills<br />Enjoyable & fun!<br />Effectiveness of some groups compared to others?<br />Realistic?<br />
  10. 10. AssessmentLearning Portfolio & Exam complementing PBL<br />Exam<br />Learning Portfolio<br />60%<br />PBL: problem scenario released 48 hours in advance<br />Attempt to predict questions<br />Part One: application of law in relation to problem scenario<br />Part Two: questions on broader areas (e.g. reform or issues raised by the area of law)<br />40%<br />Number of Learning Outcomes to be met<br />Student chooses best examples of work from across the year to meet the objectives (pursue interests)<br />1500 words for claims over 4-6 outcomes<br />Page limit of roughly 30 for evidence<br />PBL notes, reflections on notes & journal articles, essays chosen by students or activities/recommendations from Block Guide & lecturers<br />
  11. 11. Questions<br />

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