Problem Based Learning


References and Further Resources

An example of PBL from the MMU Good Practice Exchange


Albanese M A & Mitchell S (1993) Problem-based learning: a review of literature on its outcomes and implementation issues. Acad Med, pp. 68: 52-81.

Barrows, H. S. and Tamblyn, R. M. (1980) Problem-based Learning. An Approach to Medical Education. Springer, New York

Des Marchais, J E (1993) A student-centred, problem-based curriculum: 5 years' experience. Can Med Assoc J, pp. 1567-1572.

McLoughlin, C & Oliver, R (online) Problem-based learning (PBL):Developing learning capability through the WWW

Savin-Baden, M. (2003) Facilitating Problem-Based Learning, Illuminating Perspective, SRHE and Open University Press, Maidenhead.

Further resources

Healey, M. (2015) Active Learning and Learning Styles: A selected bibliography. Available at:

Challenges facing PBL tutors: 12 tips for successful group facilitation from Imperial College

Handbook of Enquiry and Problem-based Learning, Irish Case Studies and International Perspectives, by Terry Barrett, Iain Mac Labhrainn & Helen Fallon (Editors)t

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Preparing for PBL, by Donald R. Woods, McMaster University






CPD Opportunities

Interested in an introductory PBL workshop?

Please get in touch with UTA at

Suggested CPD activities:

Engage with the resources about and reflect on what you have discovered and learnt.

Develop your ideas around by considering actions you can take to enhance your practice.

Consider using a portfolio to capture your reflections and share with others.

flex You might want to consider engaging with these activities and gaining CPD experience or academic credits with the FLEX scheme »

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