Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a unique, powerful, and proven form of small-group learning that is being increasingly adopted in higher education. Teachers who use TBL report high levels of engagement, critical thinking, and retention among their students. TBL has been used successfully in both small and large classes, in computer-supported and online classes; and because it is group work that works, it has been implemented in nearly every discipline and in countries around the world.This book introduces the elements of TBL and how to apply them in the social sciences and humanities. It describes the four essential elements of TBL – readiness assurance, design of application exercises, permanent teams, peer evaluation – and pays particular attention to the specification of learning outcomes, which can be a unique challenge in these fields.The core of the book consists of examples of how TBL has been incorporated into the cultures of disciplines as varied as economics, education, literature, politics, psychology, and theatre. The authors explain why they felt a need to change how they taught and why they chose TBL. Furthermore, each chapter provides examples of the assignments and exercises they use to help their students achieve the specific learning outcomes of their courses.At a time of increasing course sizes, and emphasis on learning outcomes, TBL offers the means to meet such demands while connecting students to their coursework, and stimulating their intellectual engagement.
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About the Author
Michael Sweet is the Director of Instructional Development for the Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Texas, Austin. He holds a Ph.D. Educational Psychology from UT and a Master's degree in Group Communication from the University of California, Davis. Michael has been a college-level faculty developer since 1995, having worked at the University of Oregon and Portland Community College before joining UT Austin in 2004. Michael has published, edited and presented widely on group dynamics and collaborative learning and is currently President of the international Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC).
Larry K. Michaelsen is Professor of Management at Central Missouri State University and is David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and former Editor of the Journal of Management Education. He is active in faculty and staff development activities and has conducted workshops on teaching effectively with small groups in a wide variety of university and, corporate settings. Dr. Michaelsen has also received numerous college, university, and national awards for his outstanding teaching and for his pioneering work in two areas. One is the development of Team-Based Learning, a comprehensive small-group based instructional process that is now being used in over 80 academic disciplines and on over 200 campuses in the US and in eight foreign countries. The other is an Integrative Business Experience (IBE) program that links student learning in three core courses to their experience in creating and operating an actual start-up business whose profits are used to fund a hands-on community service project.
Table of Contents
FOUNDATIONS1. Critical Thinking and Engagement: Creating Cognitive Apprenticeships with Team-Based LearningMichael Sweet – University of Texas, AustinLarry K. Michaelsen – University of Central Missouri2. Facilitating Application ActivitiesJim Sibley – University of British Columbia3. Peer Feedback Processes and Individual Accountability in Team-Based LearningDerek R. Lane –University of KentuckyVOICES OF EXPERIENCE4. Application Exercises: Challenges and Strategies in the Psychology ClassroomKarla Kubitz – Towson UniversityRobin Lightner – University of Cincinnati5. Connecting Students to the Social World: Using Team-Based Learning in the Sociology ClassroomErica Hunter – University at Albany, State University of New YorkBryan K. Robinson – The Sage Colleges6. Team-Based Learning in Economics: A Pareto ImprovementMolly Espey – Clemson University7. Team-Based Learning in Social Science Research Methods ClassesSarah J. Mahler – Florida International University8.Team-Based Learning for Critical Reading and Thinking in Literature and “Great Books” CoursesBill Roberson – University at Albany, State University of New YorkChristine Reimers - University at Albany, State University of New York9. Team-Based Learning in the First-Year English ClassroomRoxanne Harde – University of Alberta, AugustanaSandy Bugeja – University of Alberta, Augustana10. American History Learned, Argued, and Agreed Upon: Team-Based Learning in a Large Lecture ClassPenne Restad – University of Texas, Austin11. Discerning the Elements of Culture: A Team-Based Learning Approach to Asian Religions and CulturesJoël Dubois – California State University, Sacramento12. Applying TBL with Mexican-American Students in the Social Science ClassroomKristin L. Croyle – University of Texas, Pan AmericanEdna Alfaro – University of Texas, Pan American13. Using Team-Based Learning to Meet the APA Recommendations for Undergraduate Psychology EducationHerb Coleman – Austin Community College14. Putting Teams in “Interdisciplinary Technology and Society”: TBL in Interdisciplinary CoursesSunay Palsole – University of Texas, El Paso15. Using Technology to Support Team-Based LearningKaren Milligan – Carson Newman College16. Perspectives on Using Team-Based Learning to Teach Introductory U.S. Government CoursesJessica L. Lavariega Monforti – University of Texas, Pan AmericanAdam J. McGlynn – East Stroudsburg UniversityMelissa R. Michelson – Menlo College17. Theatre is a Collaborative Art: Using Team-Based Learning in Arts General EducationRonnie Chamberlain – University of Central Missouri18. I Don’t Dare Teach with Inquiry Based Teaching Methods when I have State Testing Breathing Down my Neck!Scott Kubista-Hovis