Facilitation skills of basic sciences faculty and fresh medical graduates: An AKU experience

S. Abdul Saeed, Nukhba Zia, Yureeda Qazi

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Facilitators are the backbone of the PBL system which focuses on the integrated learning. At BBS, facilitators are both the Teaching Assistants and faculty members. It is observed that students prefer having TAs as their facilitators. Data was collected through standard facilitation evaluation form filled by the students at the end of each teaching module. Our data suggests that there is no difference in the overall facilitation skills of TAs and the faculty members. It appears that in attributes such as 'asking appropriate question, prioritize learning objectives and identifying misconceptions', the TAs perform better than the faculty members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1320
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Feb 4 2010Feb 8 2010


  • PBL facilitators
  • facilitation skills
  • faculty
  • teaching assistants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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