Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
Date & Time
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, sequence of events, and benefits of TBL.
Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL (2 hours)
1. Describe the essential elements of TBL.
2. Explain clearly and concisely how and why TBL works.
3. Evaluate the benefits of using TBL.
Creating an Effective TBL Module (2 hours)
1. Apply backward design methodology to plan a TBL module.
2. Construct application exercises that adhere to the 4S framework.
3. Design readiness materials that motivate self-directed learning.
4. Convert non-TBL course material into TBL format.
5. Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development.
Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and Application Activities (2 hours)
1. Compare and contrast MCQs for RATs, exams and applications.
2. Link MCQs to session learning outcomes.
3. Identify common errors and barriers to writing effective MCQ questions.
Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL (3 hours)
1. Justify the importance of learner motivation, participation and a
positive learning environment.
2. Compare and contrast facilitation roles and methods.
3. Analyze the key characteristics of effective facilitators.
4. Identify common errors and barriers to successful TBL facilitation.
Peer Evaluation and Team Development (3 hours)
1. Identify characteristics of high and low performing teams.
2. Compare and contrast systems and strategies for facilitating team growth.
3. Apply strategies to empower teams to self-manage performance through
peer feedback and evaluation.
4. Identify common errors and barriers to successful teamwork and peer