Think back to a time in your education when you had a challenging group work. Now a successful one. Provide definition of TBL & how it is different from group work“TBL is an instructional strategy to a) support the development of high performing learning teams, and b) provide opportunities for these teams to engage in significant learning tasks.”
Psychological Principles. The IF-AT was developed by a psychology professor whose specialty is human learning and memory. The IF-AT is based on solid psychological principles:Immediate feedback is beneficial for learning (and is superior to delayed feedback)The best test/quiz/homework assignment, etc. doesn’t just assess; it also teachesThe last response given by students on a test item are the ones they learn (i.e. the students leave the test item believing they have chosen the correct answers)
Face-to-Face, Blended, Online
Face-to-Face, Blended, Online
Team-based learning in the college classroom
MIKE GOUDZWAARD, M.S.
Building Team Based Learning Cohorts: Integrating
Instructional Technology to Support Student-Faculty Learning and
• Explore how, why, and when to use Team Based Learning
• Consider instructional technology tools that support Team
Based Learning in face-to-face, blended, and online
• Experience an example of Team Based Learning
• Aids group development process
• Students are fully engaged in content
• Students construct their own understanding, which drives
ownership and enjoyment
• Cooperative learning fosters positive attitudes toward
• Transformative use of groups moving from casual and
cooperative learning groups to transformative team based
THE TBL PROCESS
TBL – STEP 1
Students are assigned reading for the day. For today’s
purposes, we will rely on your previous knowledge.
TBL – STEP 2
Complete the individual
readiness assurance test:
If you absolutely know the
answer, you should assign 4
points to the correct answer and
0 to the others. If you are split
between two answers, you might
allocate two points to one cell
and two to another cell.
TBL – STEP 3
Complete the team readiness assurance
test using the IF-AT:
Use this scratch off “lottery” card to uncover the
correct answer ( ). If you don’t uncover a ( ) on
the first try, please try again!
Note: If you choose not to use IF-AT forms (about
$0.16-$0.20 per form), you can use a form similar to
the individual i-RAT.
Source: Guide to Structuring RAT Questions
Team Based Learning in statistical literacy – Keene State
1. Teams must be properly formed and managed
2. Students must be accountable for individual and team
3. Team assignments promote both learning and team
4. Students must have frequent and timely performance
(Michaelsen, p 28)
Classroom Response System
(clickers) used for iRAT.
Quiz tools within a learning
(Blackboard or Canvas) for
Blended and Online courses utilize
group space and collaboration within
the learning management system.
• Group communication tools
• Discussion boards for muddiest
points and appeals.
• Meeting scheduling tools
• Web conferencing tools.
All links and slides may be accessed on the TBL page on my website:
• Guide to Structuring RAT Questions
• iRAT Answer Forms
Books and Articles:
• Michaelsen, L. K., Knight, A. B., & Fink, L. D. (2004). Team-based learning: A transformative
use of small groups in college teaching. Sterling, Va: Stylus. (WorldCat.org listing)
• Michaelsen, L. K., Sweet, M., & Parmelee, D. X. (2008). Team-based learning: Small group
learning’s next big step. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (WorldCat.org listing)
• Fujikura, T., Takeshita, T., Homma, H., Adachi, K., Miyake, K., Kudo, M., … & Hirakawa, K.
(2013). Team-based Learning Using an Audience Response System: A Possible New Strategy
for Interactive Medical Education. Journal of Nippon Medical School= Nippon Ika Daigaku
zasshi, 80(1), 63. (link)
• The TBL Collaborative
• TBL & medical education: (Wayne State University)
• IF-ATs: (multiple choice answer forms)
• iClicker (classroom response system)
• POGIL (general information)
• POGIL instructor’s guide
APPLYING TBL TO
How would you use TBL in your course?
• Reflect individually (2 min)
• Share with a colleague (5 min)
• Share with the group (10 min)
Follow up steps:
• Apply the methods described in the “Guide to Structuring RAT
Questions” to one week of content of a current or upcoming
• I will follow up by email in one week to offer a one-on-one
session to further explore how TBL might be used in your course.
• Positive: What worked
well in this workshop?
• Change: What changes
do you think I should
make to this workshop?