Weekly summary: The seventhweek of Problem-Based Learning: Principles and Design
December 10th, 2015
Some observations of the teaching team
Take a look at what other teams have done, it’s worth it!
It might be even more interesting to look at assignments from teams in other tracks. We see that many issues come back in all tracks but then viewed from different perspectives.
What is often missing we feel is more concrete discussion of how you could apply what you now know about PBL in your own context. This is the focus of the assignment in the last two weeks of the MOOC.
Key tasks this week
This is the last week that you are working on track-specific assignments. In track 1 the focus is on discussing the post-discussion and the role of the teacher there. Track 2 is looking at organizing PBL at unit/level/course level. And Track 3 is discussing implementation aspects 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=U4hkE3lisD4
The next hangout is on Thursday November 27 – 14.00 hrs CET with guests Cathérina de Rijdt and Jeanette Hommes from UM (experienced tutors and tutor trainers): https://plus.google.com/events/cmou9ffcln1hjnf04oj1rf3vl64
The last session will be on December 4 – 11.00 hrs CET with guest Jeroen van Merriënboer: https://plus.google.com/events/c7e9rbb5u1v62qu06a217nibu8k
Some practical issues
– For research purposes we are following some groups in more detail. If you would like to receive more information about the results, please let us know (please take into account that it will take some time to analyse the data that we gather)
– 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.
– Would you like to participate in one of Hangouts sessions to discuss your experiences in this course? Please let us know!