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'This is a wide ranging, clearly focused, accessible book that engages with the practices and findings of research into problem-based learning! The book is clear on the problems and the strategies, the debates and the research based practices which make PBL accessible wherever it is suitable for effective learning' - Professor Gina Wisker, Anglia Polytechnic University. 'This book punctures the sometimes inflated rhetoric about PBL by exploring some of its inherent difficulties and contradictions, and moves debate on through critical glimpses of the rich and varied practices undertaken under the banner of PBL' - Professor Graham Gibbs, University of Oxford. '...provides a wealth of practical and theoretical insights into the challenges of using pbl which will be of value both to those currently using the approach and those thinking of introducing it into their programmes' - "British Journal of Educational Technology".This book presents international research into Problem-based Learning within a range of subject and vocational disciplines, applications and cultures from a variety of perspectives: student, facilitator, module leader, curriculum designer. It presents a range of findings related to designing, implementing, assessing and evaluating PBL courses. "Challenging Research in Problem-based Learning" is key reading for academics and tutors utilising PBL, as well as those studying for teaching qualifications, lecturers involved in teaching for the professions and on continuing professional development courses. Contributors include: Terry Barrett, Brian Bowe, John Cowan, Roisin Donnelly, Erik de Graaff, Chris Hockings, Bill Hutchings, Dan Jacobsen, Peter Kandlbinder, Sharron King, Ranald Macdonald, Claire Howell Major, Yves Maufette, Karen O'Rourke, Betsy Palmer, Maggi Savin-Baden, Charlotte Silen, Alexandre Soucisse, and Kay Wilkie.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335215447
ISBN-10: 0335215440
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maggi Savin-Baden

Maggi Savin-Baden is Professor of Higher Education Research at Coventry University and began using problem-based learning in 1986. She has researched and consulted widely on problem-based learning and her most recent research explored conceptions and experiences of facilitation. Her other books include 'Problem-based Learning in Higher Education,' 'Facilitating Problem-based Le'arning' and 'Foundations of Problem-based Learning' (with Claire Howell Major), all published by Open University Press. Kay Wilkie is Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee. She has been involved with problem-based learning since 1997, with a particular interest in facilitation.

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