A short introduction to Team-Based Learning in an undergraduate setting, with observations by students and faculty.
An "instructional strategy that promotes active learning in small groups that form a team over time" -- Gomez et al, 2009.
An "evidence based collaborative learning teaching strategy designed around units of instruction, known as “modules,” that are taught in a three-step cycle: preparation, in-class readiness assurance testing, and application-focused exercise." -- Team-Based Learning Collaborative.
A "structured form of small-group learning that emphasizes student preparation out of class and application of knowledge in class." -- Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching.
"The defining characteristics of TBL include: (1) using permanent and purposefully heterogeneous work groups; (2) beginning each instructional unit with a Readiness Assurance Process to ensure content coverage and promote team development; (3) using peer evaluations to facilitate interpersonal skill development and ensure equity in grading; and (4) devoting the vast majority of the class time to small group activities, necessitating a shift in the role of the instructor from dispenser of information to manager of the learning process." Michaelsen and Sweet in the NEA Advocate
Libguides for other Hostos Teaching Institute workshops in AY 2016-17