Improve Your TBL Facilitation Skills at #TBLC23

The TBLC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meetings is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL! The fourth workshop in the series is Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom.

Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
Facilitators: Neal Carter – Brigham Young University, Idaho
Gemma Quinn – University of Bradford

One of the key components for successful implementation of TBL pedagogy is to ensure students’ engagement and participation in team activities. TBL offers the tools and the infrastructure to hold students accountable in the learning and teaching process. In fact, the instructional shift from providing knowledge in traditional lectures to asking students to use critical thinking skills to locate, analyze, and/or apply knowledge, and to participate in team and class discussions, greatly relies on student engagement and commitment to learn. Therefore, effective facilitation is an integral component of successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity which requires the instructor to implement strategies that engage the audience and promote intrinsic motivation to participate. The purpose of this workshop is to share a diverse range of facilitation strategies which instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.

Learning objectives for Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom include:

  • Justify the importance of learner motivation, participation and a positive learning environment
  • Compare and contrast facilitation roles and methods
  • Analyze the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Identify common errors and barriers to successful TBL facilitation

Meet The Facilitators

Neal Carter
Brigham Young University – Idaho
Professor of Political Science
Member of TBLC Educational Development, Marketing, and Training & Certification Committees

Gemma Quinn
University of Bradford
Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy
Member of the ETBLC Community

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!