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This session describes both the reasons for and the process of designing and delivering a Research Methods Module using a Problem-based Learning (PBL) approach in a Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching at a higher education institute in Ireland. The students who undertake this part-time Module are cohorts of academic staff (Faculty Members) in Higher Education (HE). They are hitherto referred to as participants. This module is one of eight offered on the PG Diploma, all designed and delivered using Problem-based Learning. The entire PG Diploma is voluntary, and only Faculty who are keen to implement novel pedagogical approaches in their own subject disciplines apply for a place on the modules.
Donnelly, R. (2002). Teaching Postgraduate Research Methods Using a Novel Problem-based Learning Approach. ICED 4th. World Conference, Perth, July 3-6.