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Table 2 The facilitators’ rating of their role

From: Evaluation of Problem-Based Learning implementation in a College of Medicine, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional comparative study

  Item No. (%) Mean (SD)
1 (Never) 2 (Rarely) 3 (Sometimes) 4 (Often) 5 (Always)
1 The facilitator sets the ground rules. 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (6.5) 10 (21.7) 33 (71.7) 4.65 (0.6)
2 The facilitator nominates the scriber for every new case scenario (on-turn). 4 (8.7) 3 (6.5) 4 (8.7) 7 (15.2) 28 (60.9) 4.13 (1.31)
3 The facilitator nominates the group leader for every new case scenario (on-turn). 4 (8.7) 2 (4.3) 4 (8.7) 5 (10.9) 31 (67.4) 4.24 (1.29)
4 The facilitator stimulates the students’ critical thinking by asking questions. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 0 (0) 11 (23.9) 34 (73.9) 4.7 (0.58)
5 The facilitator stimulates the students to apply knowledge to the discussed problem. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 0 (0) 11 (23.9) 34 (73.9) 4.7 (0.58)
6 The facilitator directs the students toward the learning objectives (gives hints for the uncovered objectives). 1 (2.2) 2 (4.3) 3 (6.5) 11 (23.9) 29 (63) 4.41 (0.95)
7 The facilitator ensures all students’ participation. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 0 (0) 10 (21.7) 35 (76.1) 4.72 (0.58)
8 The facilitator takes notes of the students’ performance in the tutorial. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 11 (23.9) 33 (71.7) 4.65 (0.63)
9 The facilitator marks the students for their participation in the tutorial. 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 42 (91.3) 4.78 (0.78)
10 The facilitator provides feedback on individual students’ performance after the tutorial if needed. 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 4 (8.7) 12 (26.1) 28 (60.9) 4.41 (0.9)
11 The facilitator provides individual feedback privately if needed. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 5 (10.9) 12 (26.1) 28 (60.9) 4.46 (0.77)
12 The facilitator has time management skills. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 12 (26.1) 32 (69.6) 4.63 (0.64)
13 The facilitator fulfills her or his role as a facilitator. 0 (0) 1 (2.2) 1 (2.2) 9 (19.6) 35 (76.1) 4.7 (0.62)
Overall mean   4.55