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ETBLC Events – June 2019

I write to provide details of a couple of events that are happening in June.

1. The European Team-Based Learning Community (ETBLC) is hosting a number of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 26th June before a ‘Threshold Concepts in Action Conference’ on Thursday 27th June, both to be held at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

We’re offering the opportunity to attend two workshops on either a beginners pathway (if you’re new to TBL) or an advanced pathway (for more experienced TBL practitioners) all for a minimal cost of £50 each. Please click on the links above for further information.

If you are interested in booking onto the ‘Threshold Concepts in Action Conference’ on Thursday 27th June with Professor Ray Land as the keynote speaker then the link to book this is here.

Dr. Shihab Khogali, ETBLC Board member and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Dundee can provide further details if necessary.

Please do circulate to your networks.

2. You may also be interested in attending the following event in Nottingham, England on Friday 28th June.

Active Collaborative Learning for Student Success
28th June 2019
Nottingham Trent University

We have interesting findings to share from our project for the OFS Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme. The project was led by Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Bradford. We investigated whether the use of active, collaborative learning at large scale can address progression and attainment gaps.

The news is good. We will share our findings and reflect on lessons learnt for adoption of SCALE-UP and Team-Based Learning at scale.

I hope you can join us on the day. You can book a place at: www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/events/events/2019/06/scaling-up-active-collaborative-learning-for-student-success. If you have questions, please contact: loyin.olotuumoren@ntu.ac.uk.

3. Please do extend this invitation to colleagues, if you think they might be interested.If you have any TBL news from Europe that you’d like to be published in the next TBLC Newsletter please send me details by 15th May. This might include any conferences where you’ve presented on TBL, any visitors who are interested in TBL that you’ve hosted or any TBL research or scholarship publications you’ve had.

4. Finally, if you are interested in joining our ETBLC Board, please do let me know. We meet virtually, approximately monthly with an annual face-to-face meeting. You can find more information about our vision here and our board members here. We are particularly interested in hearing from European TBLC members outside the UK as we are keen to expand our membership and influence further into Europe.

Dr. Simon Tweddell
Chair, European Team-based Learning Community (2017-19)
s.j.tweddell@bradford.ac.uk

Update from the ETBLC – Striving to further develop the TBL framework

For those who missed this article in our most recent newsletter, we would like you to know that the European TBLC members have been expanding the TBLC community in Spain. Three different TBL Masterclasses have been presented throughout Europe. As well, a number of publications, conference presentations and awards have been disseminated highlighting the effectiveness of this teaching practice. We are very excited to report on the work of Oscar Urmeneta who is utilizing TBL as a means to shift lecturing to active learning at Fundación Educación Católica in Spain.

Striving to further develop the TBL framework: the experience at Fundación Educación Católica (FEC)
Oscar Urmeneta, MSc
Fundación Educación Católica, Spain

Fundación Educación Católica (FEC) is a multi-site school federation that brings 21 state-sponsored schools across Spain together, with 1,500 teachers in total. Its renewed Institutional Education Project is strongly committed to a paradigm shift from traditional didactic lecturing to active learning. In the face of the usual failure of Spanish public efforts of school reform to effectively transform classroom teaching practices, FEC has decided to pilot TBL as the key driver for delivering a change in pedagogic culture in Baccalaureate. This crucial decision is the result of a piece of research conducted at the University of Oxford: Driving educational change at school federation level: a case study of Team-Based Learning (see poster). However, adopting this research-based approach to organizational decisions has entailed confronting a high degree of uncertainty as the literature on TBL presents some remarkable limitations.

To read Oscar’s full piece explaining the necessary steps the  Institutional Education Project is taking to assist higher learning institutions in Spain to use TBL as a teaching strategy, click here.