Training and Trouble Shooting Modules for PBL Group Process

TitleTraining and Trouble Shooting Modules for PBL Group Process
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Objectives: to create a set of student- and tutor- training modules to help develop group process skills for effective and efficient small group learning, especially in Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorials.

Rationale: Students and faculty must learn unfamiliar, often difficult, process skills for effective PBL in the medical/dental program. Both are continually evaluated on these behaviors. Dysfunction in groups will happen and provides opportunity for essential skill development (e.g., ability to give and receive feedback; self-, group- and peer-evaluation; conflict resolution). Students and faculty have lots of experience and know-how in managing these situations on an individual basis but it is thinly distributed or 'held' by a small cadre of especially skilled faculty and students. It is most often passed along by personal consultation and has not been 'captured'. The challenge for training students and faculty in a consistent manner and managing problems effectively will increase as the program expands, doubling the class size, and is distributed to UVic and UNBC.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2003/2004
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorWilliam Godolphin
Year 1: Funded Amount41,200
Year 1: Team Members

William Godolphin, Pathology and Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine
Angela Towe, Associate Dean, MD Undergraduate Curriculum, Faculty of Medicine
Niamh Kelly, Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
Yolanda Butt, Med II, Faculty of Medicine
Tara Somerville, Med II, Faculty of Medicine