Small-group work and assessment in a PBL curriculum: a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of student perceptions of the process of working in small groups and its assessment.

@article{Willis2002SmallgroupWA,
  title={Small-group work and assessment in a PBL curriculum: a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of student perceptions of the process of working in small groups and its assessment.},
  author={Sarah C Willis and Anthony Jones and C Bundy and Ken Burdett and Carl R Whitehouse and P. O'Neill},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={495-501}
}
The problem based learning (PBL) curriculum at Manchester emphasizes small-group work. This is supported through group assessment where students assess key aspects of their group's function. In the study described here the authors evaluated students' perceptions of both PBL group work and what a group assessment needs to assess. They aimed to produce a description of the cognitive and motivational influences on group process and unpack the ways they contribute to a successful PBL group so that… CONTINUE READING

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