Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dr. Lepage presents on team-based learning at new faculty orientation in August

Dr. Cory Lepage, Justice faculty, and Dr. Caroline Wilson, Biological Sciences, have been invited to give presentations at the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) New Faculty Orientation in August.  They will be discussing team-based learning  (TBL) and the TBL faculty learning community at UAA.

New faculty will be introduced to the concept of team-based learning, TBL-related resources at UAA, and the TBL learning communities sessions that are scheduled for 2013 -2014.

Team-based learning (TBL) is an increasingly-popular form of small group learning with four components: 1) permanent teams, 2) readiness assurance, 3) application activities, and 4) peer evaluation.

TBL teachers report high levels of student attendance, preparation, participation and critical thinking, and TBL students report being more motivated and enjoying class more, even when the subject is not in their major.