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Table 4 The students’ rating of the facilitator 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. 8 (2.5) 6 (1.9) 39 (12) 66 (20.4) 205 (63.3) 4.4 (0.94)
2 The facilitator nominates the scriber for every new case scenario (on-turn). 15 (4.6) 23 (7.1) 55 (17) 67 (20.7) 164 (50.6) 4.06 (1.17)
3 The facilitator nominates the group leader for every new case scenario (on-turn). 17 (5.2) 27 (8.3) 39 (12) 63 (19.4) 178 (54.9) 4.1 (1.21)
4 The facilitator stimulates the students’ critical thinking by asking questions. 5 (1.5) 8 (2.5) 42 (13) 123 (38) 146 (45.1) 4.23 (0.88)
5 The facilitator stimulates the students to apply knowledge to the discussed problem. 4 (1.2) 11 (3.4) 44 (13.6) 117 (36.1) 148 (45.7) 4.22 (0.89)
6 The facilitator directs the students toward the learning objectives (gives hints for the uncovered objectives). 5 (1.5) 10 (3.1) 40 (12.3) 112 (34.6) 157 (48.5) 4.25 (0.9)
7 The facilitator ensures all students’ participation. 4 (1.2) 16 (4.9) 57 (17.6) 93 (28.7) 154 (47.5) 4.16 (0.97)
8 The facilitator takes notes of the students’ performance in the tutorial. 9 (2.8) 27 (8.3) 62 (19.1) 89 (27.5) 137 (42.3) 3.98 (1.09)
9 The facilitator marks the students for their participation in the tutorial. 7 (2.2) 17 (5.2) 49 (15.1) 89 (27.5) 162 (50) 4.18 (1.01)
10 The facilitator provides feedback on individual students’ performance after the tutorial if needed. 18 (5.6) 51 (15.7) 96 (29.6) 79 (24.4) 80 (24.7) 3.47 (1.18)
11 The facilitator provides individual feedback privately if needed. 61 (18.8) 54 (16.7) 77 (23.8) 65 (20.1) 67 (20.7) 3.07 (1.39)
12 The facilitator has time management skills. 17 (5.2) 44 (13.6) 94 (29) 98 (30.2) 71(21.9) 3.5 (1.13)
13 The facilitator fulfills her or his role as a facilitator. 8 (2.5) 9 (2.8) 54 (16.7) 126 (38.9) 127 (39.2) 4.1 (0.94)
Overall mean   3.97