Problem-based Learning (PBL) Workshop and Reading Groups by Prof. Paul Maharg

5-8 June, 2018

Problem-based Learning (PBL) Workshop (6-7 June 2018)

Want to know more about Problem-based Learning (PBL) and Communities of Inquiry / Practice (CoI, CoP)? These two-day interactive workshops will enable you to design PBL and CoI legal education for your students. In the practical sessions you can:

  1. 1. Discuss the relationship between PBL & CoI
  2. 2. Design a PBL syllabus: key features and practices
  3. 3. Write your trigger scenario: creation, use, analysis and facilitation
  4. 4. Plan formative and summative assessments – designs and implementations
  5. 5. Create and array online resources for PBL learning
  6. 6. Align multidisciplinary learning and assessment

Date: 6-7 June 2018 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Room 515, 5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK, Shatin

About the speaker: Professor Paul Maharg

Sandwich lunches will be provided.

Registration is open for all CUHK Law Faculty members and students.  Register here by 5pm, 3 June 2018 to attend the workshop.

Problem-based Learning (PBL) Reading Groups led by Prof. Paul Maharg (5, 8 June 2018)

The Reading Groups are open to staff and students, and you can attend either or both.  You can obtain the readings for each group via the links below.

PBL Reading Group 1: PBL in medical and legal education
Date: 5 June 2018
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30pm
Venue: Breakout Room 508, 5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK, Shatin

In this session we will discuss two articles that set out the fundamentals of PBL in both medical and legal education.  Key questions might entail why PBL works well in medicine?  Might it work well in law?  If so how?  Can we envisage first year undergraduates and postgraduates both undertaking PBL classes?

Hmelo-Silver, C. (2004) Problem-Based Learning: What and how do students learn? Educational Psychology Review. 16:3, 235 – 266
Murray, I. and Savin-Baden, M (2000) Staff development in Problem-Based Learning. Teaching in Higher Education. 5:1, 107 – 126

PBL Reading Group 2: Assessment in medical and legal PBL
Date: 8 June 2018
Venue: 11.00 am – 12.30pm
Time: Faculty Board Room, 6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK, Shatin

In this session, we will discuss two articles on assessment in medical and legal education that use PBL.  We shall also use PBL literature on assessment from Maastrich (Paul will extract some of this and circulate to the group on the day)

Driessen, E. and Van Der Vleuten, C. (2000) Matching student assessment to Problem-based learning: Lessons from experience in a law faculty. Studies in Continuing Education. 22:2, 235 – 248
Ryan, P. (2017) Teaching collaborative problem-solving skills to law students. The Law Teacher. 51:2, 138 – 150