The theme of this thesis is the tutor in problem-based learning (PBL). Specifically, the objective of the five studies presented is to gain an understanding of what shapes tutors as facilitators of student learning; their beliefs about teaching, their educational intentions and goals as well as the actions they display and the strategies they adopt when in the PBL classroom. It also traces their development over time to determine whether they change or remain the same and whether they become more or less aligned to the philosophy and methodology of PBL. The role of the tutor is examined from the perspective of their students, their peers and the tutors themselves.

H.G. Schmidt (Henk)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Williams, J. (2012, January 20). Beliefs, Behaviours, and Professional Development of Tutors in Problem-Based Learning. Retrieved from