The Facilitate team have collated a range of resources to provide this bibliography. It draws on many sources but particularly on the excellent work of two members of the Facilitate steering committee: Roisin Donnelly (Dublin Institute of Technology) and Yvonne Delaney (University of Limerick). We are also grateful to The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for their continued financial support. The bibliography is divided into the following sections:

  • Getting started with Enquiry and Problem Based learning
  • Enquiry and Problem Based learning tutorials
  • Enquiry and Problem Based learning websites and web-resources
  • Feedback/Feed Forward – Interesting departures and timely reflections on Enquiry and Problem Based learning

We have designed this bibliography to be useful for those new to E/PBL as well as experienced practitioners. We value your feedback and suggestions for inclusion.

Download here: Bibliography July 2015

Resources for starting with PBL
A Practioner’s Guideto EPBL:  This practitioners guide  is designed to provide practical help for both those new to E/PBL and more experienced practitioners.

Problem-based Learning Resource Centre: An interactive guide to getting started with PBL and developing PBL practice.

Problem based learning in practice: listening to lecturers

An investigation of academics’ perceptions and practice concerning problem based learning.

Video Scenarios

The Facilitate Team have developed a number of video scenarios to promote discussion and reflection on the tutor/facilitator  role in PBL groups.

1 The Latecomer

2 Student Presenting Irrelevant Research

3 Expert Lecturing Tutor

4 Skipping Ahead

5 The unprepared student

6 The Domineering Student

7 Missing the Point


The steering committee are active in PBL and pedagogic research, please see the following key publications from committee members:

Barrett, Terry (2017)  A New Model of Problem-based learning: Inspiring Concepts, Practice Strategies and Case Studies from Higher Education. Maynooth: AISHE.

Hack, C. (2013). Using Web 2.0 Technology to Enhance, Scaffold and Assess Problem-Based Learning. Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 1(1), 230-246.

Hack, C., McKillop, A., Sweetman, S., & McCormack, J. (2013). An evaluation of resource development and dissemination activities designed to promote problem-based learning at the University of Ulster. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, (ahead-of-print), 1-11.


The following two journals publish papers specifically in PBL:

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging articles of research, analysis, or promising practice related to all aspects of implementing problem-based learning (PBL) in K–12 and post-secondary classrooms.

The Journal of Problem-based learning in Higher Education represents state of the art research in the theory and practice of PBL in higher education and actively seeks to promote transformative and progressive university pedagogy.


2 thoughts on “Resources

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s