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Team-Based Learning (TBL): A Practical Approach

Team-based learning is an active learning modality with proven benefits introduced in the 1990s to leverage small group learning within a large group.  In this podcast, we interview renowned TBL expert Dr. Dean Parmelee and obtain his insights into applying this modality on a practical level.  We hope that after listening to this podcast, listeners will feel empowered to add this modality to their teaching armamentarium and perform TBL more successfully.

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  1. Dean Parmelee Powerpoint on TBL

  2. Dean Parmelee, Larry K. Michaelsen, Sandy Cook & Patricia D. Hudes (2012) Team-based learning: A practical guide: AMEE Guide No. 65, Medical Teacher, 34:5, e275-e287

  3. Scott Freeman et al.  Active learning boosts performance in STEM courses: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 2014, 111 (23) 8410-8415.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410

  4. Team-Based Learning Collaborative.  http://www.teambasedlearning.org/
    In particular, check out the “Resources” tab.