WesternU E-Learning

Online Training for Faculty and Staff

Topic Summary

Team-based learning (TBL) is a pedagogical strategy that engages student knowledge through individual testing and group collaboration. Following individual answers, students join teams and work through problems, appealing when they are incorrect. This process motivates students by holding them accountable to themselves and one another, while introducing them to a variety of thought processes devoted to a single problem. To increase motivation and introduce a fun gaming environment, instructors often group their students into teams and have them compete on various classroom learning tasks.


Intended Learning Outcomes

  • List the four principles underlying Team-Based Learning.
  • Recognize the difference between Team-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning.
  • Organize a typical Team-Based Learning procedure.