Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dr. Barnes attends CAFE's Team-Based Learning Intensive

Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty, attended the May 8 "Team-Based Learning Intensive," presented by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

The session is one in a series focused on developing and implementing a team-based learning (TBL) module for a course.  Additional sessions will be held in the fall. Dr. Barnes will be using TBL in his course, JUST 330 - Justice and Society.

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.