The 'expert' in problem-based and case-based learning: necessary or not?

  title={The 'expert' in problem-based and case-based learning: necessary or not?},
  author={Phillipa Hay and Mary Katsikitis},
  journal={Medical education},
  volume={35 1},
BACKGROUND Problem-based learning (PBL) and other small-group teaching methods which incorporate principles of adult learning, are exciting innovations in medical education. In the application of these methods to medical curricula many schools have introduced non-expert tutors. However, research evaluating the effectiveness of non-expert lead teaching has been inconclusive. AIM The present study aim was to compare the outcome of teaching in small groups facilitated by either an 'expert' or a… CONTINUE READING

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