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Table 4 Guideline for expert interviews (n = 11 items)

From: Evaluating differently tutored groups in problem-based learning in a German dental curriculum: a mixed methods study

Item no. Item
1 How did your facilitative (f) or non-facilitative (nf) tutoring style affect the group discussion? Please describe a typical situation.
2 Did you observe a difference in the working atmosphere, depending on the tutoring style (f/nf) you applied?
3 Please describe in your own words how you perceived the differences between the tutoring styles (f/nf).
4 Which measures did you take to encourage the teamwork when applying the tutoring styles (f/nf)? How successful were you in your view?
5 Why do you think students can benefit particularly from PBL? Do you see any differences between the two tutoring styles (f/nf) in this respect?
6 How would you estimate your preparation effort for PBL? Do you feel that there are any differences in the expenditure of work between the two tutoring styles?
7 Which tutoring role made it easier for you to support the group with respect to the PBL procedure? Please explain.
8 How did you react to differences of opinion in the group, depending on the tutoring style you used (f/nf)?
9 What was your experience with the moderation of PBL cases by the students? Did you detect any differences, depending on the type of tutoring you assumed?
10 How did you feel in the role as a facilitative or non-facilitative tutor? Which role made it easier for you to perform the task of tutoring?
11 Do you think a PBL tutor should assume a facilitative or non-facilitative role?