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Problem based learning


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Slides from the presentation given by Ben Fitzpatrick (University of York) at the National Law Students Forum 2011.

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Problem based learning

  1. 1. Problem-Based Learning Ben Fitzpatrick and Jed Meers York Law School
  2. 2. <ul><li>In this session, we are going to try to run some kind of mini-Problem Based Learning Activity ... </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is PBL? <ul><li>The problem is where you start </li></ul><ul><li>It sets the agenda for the learning cycle </li></ul>
  4. 4. The PBL Process <ul><li>Structured </li></ul><ul><li>Student-led </li></ul>
  5. 5. STAGE 1 <ul><li>READ the problem ALOUD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work out whose interests are in play </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. STAGE 2 <ul><li>Try to DESCRIBE the problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture its essence in a couple of sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And / or a catchy title </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. STAGE 3 <ul><li>Identify ANYTHING at all which could be relevant to the problem based on how you have described it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High energy brainstorm </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. STAGE 4 <ul><li>ARRANGE the products of the brainstorm SYSTEMATICALLY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think thematically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps discard marginal issues </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. STAGE 5 <ul><li>Identify LEARNING OUTCOMES based on the ARRANGING you have done in stage 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phrase Learning Outcomes as questions which are suitable for research </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>What happens next ...? </li></ul>