FOOD FOR THOUGHT

#71 WEEKLY FOOD FOR THOUGHTS FROM MERIU : PBL FACILITATOR TRAINING WORKSHOP


Assalamualaikum wbt and good day,

 

 

Alhamdulillah, with the support of our Deputy Dean (Academic:Medicine) office and members of Medical Education Research and Innovation Unit (MERIU),  we had organized a half-day  PBL Facilitator Training Workshop on  20th February 2018 at our Clinical Skills Lab. The workshop aimed to enhance lecturer’s facilitation skills in PBL. Seven academics from various departments participated in this workshop. We had a good mixture of participants - some  had experience facilitating  PBL while others had recently joined the Faculty. Therefore, we had a good sharing session on facilitation skills.

 

Workshop included an overview of PBL and how it is conducted in our faculty, participation in an online game and simulated PBL sessions. Activities in this workshop required active participation and interaction by the participants. In this regard, I would like to thank the participants for their commitment and active participation.

 

Photos below illustrate the activities during the workshop.

 

 

 Getting to know each other and introduction to the workshop

 

 

 
Dr Zulaikha (JMPP) gives an overview of PBL

 

 

Sharing session 

 


Dr Rosliza (JKK) shares her experience facilitating PBL in University Of Otago, New Zealand
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The participants 

 

 

One of the simulated PBL sessions, Dr Sandra (JAM) as the facilitator, participants as students

 


Dr Hadi (JPK) as the scribe in one of the PBL sessions.
 

 

On behalf of MERIU members, I would like to extend our gratitude to Prof Dr Zamberi, our Deputy Dean (Academic: Medicine), for his guidance and continuous support in every activity organized by the unit. Many thanks also to Puan Azreen and Puan Norazlina. - their hardwork resulted in the smooth running of the workshop. Last but not the least, I would also like to extend our gratitude to our Dean and FMHS Management for supporting MERIU activities. A big thank you from all of us.

 

I am sharing an article (published in 2005 but still relevant), titled, “Challenges facing PBL tutors : 12 tips for successful group facilitation“ at https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f8c3/88c8323e25861a3adf0f918da16ace675b0c.pdf

 

Hopefully educators in this faculty would also explore other strategies for PBL and you may be interested to read an article titled, “Twelve tips to revitalise problem-based learning”, you may request at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268388190_Twelve_tips_to_revitalise_problem-based_learning

 


PROF. MADYA DR. SYAFINAZ AMIN NORDIN
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY
FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, UPM