During the academic years 2017-2018 and 2016-2017, CLEAR ran a series of workshops on Team-Based Learning (TBL) led by UNT Professor and certified TBL consultant, Judi Bradetich, to introduce and train UNT instructors on this unique collaborative learning method.
You can learn more about TBL by reading this article, Teaming Up to Learn: TBL, an Effective Strategy for Collaborative Learning, from our Teaching Commons website.
For additional information and resources about TBL, see the following:
- Team-Based Learning Collaborative: “The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is an organization of educators from around the world who encourage and support the use of Team-Based Learning in all levels of education.”
- Jim Sibley's website, LearnTBL.ca. We also recommend Dr. Sibley's "Creating a TBL Module," a downloadable PDF that walks you through designing a TBL section for a course.
- Also see the following journal articles and books. (Note: You will need to log in with your UNT EUID to access most of these.):
- Freeman, S., Eddy, S. L., McDonough, M., Smith, M. K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. P. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(23), 8410 – 8415. Retrieved from: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1319030111
- Haidet, P., Kubitz, K., & McCormack, W. T. (2014). Analysis of the team-based learning literature: TBL comes of age. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25(3&4), 303 – 333.
- Michaelsen, L. K., Davidson, N., & Major, C. H. (2014). Team-based learning practices and principles in comparison with cooperative learning and problem-based learning. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25(3&4), 57-84.
- Michaelsen, L. K., Knight, A. B., & Fink, L. D. (Eds.). (2004). Team-based learning: A transformative use of small groups in college teaching. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. Also available as a print copy - Team-based learning: A transformative use of small groups in college teaching.
- Michaelsen, L. K., & Sweet, M. (2008). The essential elements of team-based learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 116, 7 – 27. doi:10.1002/tl.330
- Sibley, J., & Ostafichuk, P. (Eds.). (2014). Getting started with team-based learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
- Sweet M., & Michaelsen, L. K. (Eds.). (2012). Team-based learning in the social sciences and humanities: Group work that works to generate critical thinking and engagement. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.