By Jennifer Ball and Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank
Recently we participated in a workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL) at Brooklyn College, a process where your students are divided into permanent teams for the entire semester. The teams work during class on activities based on readings. You can read more about it in a short article in The Chronicle of Higher Education
. Also take a look at the TBL website
. Similar to the ‘Flipped Classroom’ students do the reading (yes! they actually do it) BEFORE
the subject is taught in class and are quizzed on that material before each unit of study (typically 4-7 units a semester). Classroom time, then, is spent on active learning activities in teams that are meant to promote deeper learning than a typical lecture.