Using the Power of Teams to Drive Learning
Session Format: In-person
Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Academic Staff
Session Abstract: Team-based learning (TBL) is a structured form of small-group learning that emphasizes student preparation out of class and application of knowledge in class. In this session, a team of instructors from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Medical School as well as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will introduce participants to the foundational principles of TBL including peer evaluations, goal setting and self-reflection. Our team has implemented TBL in a second-year dental diagnostic sciences course since 2018.
Participants will learn the basic elements of TBL, strategies for implementation, and ways to support and assess student learning in the TBL classroom. The team will also provide guidance and present data on peer evaluation, goal setting, and self-reflection in the context of TBL. This session is recommended for instructors who:
- are beginning to explore TBL
- are considering TBL for their upcoming courses
- are currently using TBL but would like to explore strategies for peer feedback and how to guide learners in self-reflection and goal setting in their courses