Basics of TBL in a Day

We are looking forward to exploring the team-based learning strategy with you in two workshops at IAMSE on Saturday, June 9. We want to serve as catalysts to help you use team-based learning more effectively.

This is a full day activity with two workshops.

The first three-hour workshop titled “Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL” is followed by an hour-long lunch break and then a second three-hour workshop titled “Creating an Effective TBL Module” builds on the knowledge and skills from the first workshop. The goal of the activity is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components of Team-Based Learning (TBL), the sequence of components of TBL, and the benefits of TBL.

Pre-reading for Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL:
The Least You Need to Know About Team-Based Learning
Introduction to Team-Based Learning

By the end of the Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main advantages of Team Based Learning (TBL).
  • Describe the essential elements of TBL.
  • Explain why these elements are essential.
  • List the sequence of events in the Readiness Assurance Process (RAP), describing the importance of each component.
  • Describe what makes an in-class activity a ‘4 S’ activity.

Pre-reading for Creating an Effective TBL Module:
Creating a TBL Module
Designing A TBL Module

By the end of Creating an Effective TBL module workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use backward design to create a TBL module.
  • List the sequence of steps for designing a TBL module.
  • Construct team application exercises that adhere to the ‘Four S’ framework.
  • Construct team application exercises that will engage a team in high-level thinking.
  • Closely link team application exercises to the readiness assurance process.
  • Select the best format for application exercises (MCQ, gallery walk).

We realize that you have many responsibilities competing for your time. However, if you humor us by carving out some time for personal study before Saturday, we believe you will be richly rewarded for your effort.

Best regards,

Amy Lin
Abbas Hyderi
Hugh Clements-Jewery