WesternU E-Learning

Online Training for Faculty and Staff

Team-Based Learning

Team-Based Learning (TBL): Group Work that Works is an increasingly-popular form of small group learning. The four essential elements of TBL are:

  1. Strategically formed, permanent teams
  2. Readiness assurance
  3. Application activities
  4. Peer evaluation

TBL teachers report high levels of student attendance, preparation, participation and critical thinking. TBL students report being more motivated and enjoying class more, even when the subject is not in their major. (Team-Based Learning at University of Texas)