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Copyright Statement, Foreword & Acknowledgements

 

 

Section 1: Understanding Enquiry and Problem-based Learning

 

1.      Understanding Enquiry-based Learning (EBL)

Peter Kahn and Karen O’Rourke...................................................................................   1

 

2.      Understanding Problem-based Learning (PBL)

Terry Barrett..................................................................................................................  13

 

Section 2: Designing Enquiry and Problem-based Learning

 

3.      Designing Projects for Learning

Ivan Gibson....................................................................................................................   27

 

4.      The Evolution from Problem Solving to Problem-based Learning: A Case Study of Earth Sciences at University College Cork

Bettie Higgs....................................................................................................................  37

 

5.      Designing a Hybrid PBL course: A Case study of First Year Computer Science at NUI, Maynooth

Jackie O’Kelly................................................................................................................   45

 

6.      Designing a Problem-based Learning (PBL) Module: A Case Study of a Speech and Language Therapy Module at Trinity College Dublin

Margaret Leahy and Irene Walshe.................................................................................   55

 

Section 3: Tutoring Enquiry and Problem-based Learning

 

7.      Tutoring Project-based Learning: A Case Study of a Third Year Software Engineering Module at NUI Maynooth

Declan Delaney and George Mitchell............................................................................    65

 

8.      Tutors’ Experience of Introducing Problem-based Learning to Non-traditional Students on the Higher Diploma in Nursing Studies (Gerontology) at NUI, Galway

Ann O’Kelly and Phil Noone..........................................................................................    77

 

Section 4: Assessing Student Learning

 

  1. Assessment Strategies for Enquiry and Problem-based Learning

Ranald MacDonald........................................................................................................   85

 

10.  Assessing Project-based learning: A Case Study of an Undergraduate Selling and Management of Sales Module at the University of Limerick

Conor Carroll................................................................................................................   95

 

11.  Assessing Problem-based Learning: A Case Study of a Physics Problem-based Learning Course

Brian Bowe.....................................................................................................................   103

 

 

Section 5: Listening to Students’ Experiences

 

12.  Lecturers’ Experience as Problem-based Learners: Learning as Hard Fun

Terry Barrett..................................................................................................................   113

 

13.  Postgraduate Nursing Students’ Experience of Enquiry-based Learning at

NUI Galway

Siobhan Smyth................................................................................................................   125

 

Section 6: Linking Education to the World of Work

 

14.  Design Education for the World of Work: A Case Study of a Problem-based Learning (PBL) Approach to Design Education at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Brenda Duggan and Brenda Dermody...........................................................................   137

 

15.  Continuing Professional Development of Occupational Therapists: A Case Study of Problem-based Learning in Work

Deirdre Connolly...........................................................................................................   147

 

Section 7: Developing, Supporting and Managing Learning Initiatives

 

  1. Using Technology to Support Project and Problem-based Learning

Roisin Donnelly..............................................................................................................   157

 

17.  Developing Student Information Literacy Skills to Support Project and Problem-based Learning

Ellen Breen  and Helen Fallon.......................................................................................   179

  1. Coordinating and Managing PBL Programmes: Challenges and Strategies

Jacinta McLoughlin.......................................................................................................   189

 

Section 8: Reviewing and Researching Learning Initiatives

 

19. Reviewing PBL Together: A Case study of a PBL Programme in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin

Deirdre Campion and Geraldine O’Neill........................................................................   197

 

20. Researching Lecturers’ Perceptions of Problem-based Learning (PBL)

Alison Clancy.................................................................................................................   207

 

21. Probell: A Finnish Problem-based Learning (PBL) Research Network

Esa Poikela and Sari Poikela.........................................................................................   217


 


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