A Review of Studies on Teachers’ Roles and Their Limitations in PBL Presentation Context

Xiaofang Gao, Jing Wang, Ying Wang


At all levels of learning and teaching, it is known that teachers play important roles. A teacher’s role may be determined and studied from the functions he performs in different activities. These roles are often stereotyped but under the problem-based learning mode, they are flexible and deserve new studies since the transformation of the teaching and learning model entails a fundamental change of teacher role. As numerous research has been done on teachers’ roles, this paper intends to carry out a literature review of these studies and sort out the possible limitations in problem-based learning environment.


teacher roles; limitations; PBL; presentation;

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