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Team-Based Learning GradSTEP 2014 Vanderbilt University Oscar D. Ayala 01/25/2014
Overview • Introductions • Individual RAP Quiz • Group RAP Quiz/Discussion • Most Challenging Questions from RAP Quiz • Significant Problem • Overview of TBL • CFT Resources
Individual RAP Quiz • Readiness Assurance Process (RAP) • 10 mins
Group RAP Quiz • Retake the quiz with a group (4-5 students) • Use the Scratch-Off cards to submit your response as a group • 20 mins
Most Challenging Questions? • Difficult enough to create discussion • Students should obtain 50-60% correct
Group Activity on Significant Challenge Prompt: Give one example of how we can develop and incorporate models in education at Vanderbilt that focus on identifying tools and thinking in terms of modules/protocols to create and foster the next generation of true visionary leaders in society?
Team-Based Learning • Flipped classroom design • Focuses on student preparation outside of class and application of knowledge in the classroom • Can be applied for each module/unit in the class • Typically have multiple-choice questions (for scratch-off)
Structure of TBL Method Out of Class (e.g. 30 – 50 pgs) In Class (e.g. 1 – 1.5 hrs) Out of Class (e.g. 3 – 5 class meetings)
Theoretical Basis of TBL • The teacher is a guide to facilitate the learning process • Learners should have their understandings of specific material challenged while collecting new experiences • Relevant problems along with group discussion will help foster and promote learning • Learning requires reflection Svinicki 2004, p. 242; Kaufman 2003
Implementing TBL in Your Class • Strategically-Formed Teams of Students • Readiness Assurance • Have clearly defined challenging questions that will help accomplish goals for unit/module • Application Activities • 4 S’s (Significant problem, specific choice, same problem, and simultaneous report) • Discussion about questions • Typically lasts for a few weeks • Peer Evaluations
Teaching/TBL Resources • Center for Teaching • Team-Based Learning • Team-Based Learning Collaborative • http://www.teambasedlearning.org/