Weekly summary: The sixth week of Problem-Based Learning: Principles and Design

November 19th, 2015

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Posted by Dr, D.M.L. (Daniëlle) Verstegen

Some observations of the teaching team
We are following a small number of teams in more detail (as observers only) and we are starting to see that teams work in different ways. In this virtual setting, many teams divide the work implicitly or explicitly, using different tools and ways of communication. We hope that you have found a way to also integrate the contributions of different team members and to have some discussion between team members.

Key tasks this week

You have now finished the first problem in your track, and have started on the second one. Track 1 has moved from studying the pre-discussion to studying the post-discusion Track 2 has looked at problem construction and now moves up to the level of constructing PBL units or modules. And Track 3 has looked at assessment in a PBL curriculum and now moves on to implementation and innovation in a PBL curriculum.

Main topics in the 2 Google Hangouts

-Reflection of last week in the different tracks
If you have missed it, it is still available on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJY04scso2o

An extra session with Amber Dailey and a first time PBL teacher is organized today at 17 hrs CET on: https://plus.google.com/events/ck9h0g6nrqbnple8ijlsvb89re0

(recording will be available on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKMBKBcBIhY)

The next hangout is on Thursday November 19 – 14.00 hrs CET: https://plus.google.com/events/cja5la71np6co6im6rveh91lphc

Some practical issues

Some of you have already noticed that you have access to the assignments and materials of all tracks. Take a look if you are interested.Unfortunately, this also means that you see the reminders of all tracks. We can’t change this, so please ignore reminders for assignments that are not part of your track.
There are some interesting comments from other participants on this MOOC. We are eager to hear your experiences and suggestions: https://novoed.com/problem-based-learning/oe/#!/forums/51084
Would you like to participate in one of Hangouts sessions to discuss your experiences in this course? Please let us know!

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