This paper discusses some issues involved in a model of delivery adopted for widening participation at outreach centres for Liverpool Hope University and explores the rationale for using blended Problem-based learning (PBL) as a means of addressing the issues and improving learning. A number of principles are proposed for the effective use of blended PBL and the paper analyses a case study, explaining the design and organisation of the module, together with the research methodology adopted. It provides some initial guidelines for other practitioners who wish to pursue similar activities.
|Journal||ITALICS (Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences)|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
Beaumont, C., Owens, T., Barrett-Baxendale, M., & Norton, B. (2008). Blended problem-based learning for widening participation: a case study. ITALICS (Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences), 7(1). http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/italics/vol7iss1/pdf/Paper4.pdf