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#TBLC19 Pre-conference Workshops


The 2019 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 16, 2019. Thursday, March 14 is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight some of the sessions for you. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL*

Presenters: TBD

This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, sequence of events, and benefits of TBL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
  2. Explain how and why TBL works.
  3. Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module*

Presenters: TBD
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the sequence of steps used for designing a TBL module.
  2. Describe characteristics of effective readiness assurance test questions and application exercise questions.
  3. Construct application exercises that adhere to the ‘4 S’ framework and engage teams in higher-level thinking.
  4. Use backward design to align application exercises with the readiness assurance test and module learning objectives.
*Please note that Fundamental Principle and Practices of TBL and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Effective Mentoring for Educators

Presenters: TBD

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast 3 definitions of mentoring in relation to process and outcomes.
  2. Choose an appropriate mentor or mentee.
  3. Describe the characteristics of a functional mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. Assess tangible outcomes of mentoring and evaluate whether the mentor-mentee relationship is accomplishing its purposes.

Research Development Day

Presenters: Peter Balan & Dean Parmelee
The program builds on the very successful Research Development Day in 2018. You will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help you to develop your particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
We recommend that you also register for the Research Development Day Follow-Up on the Saturday of the conference. These two sessions are a “must” for those wishing to develop or improve their understanding of research knowledge and who wish to increase their research output. Detailed information about the Research Development Day at the 2018 Conference is on the TBLC member website (Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship).
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
*Please note that Research Development Day will have an additional fee of $170 each.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2019 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC19 Plenary Speaker Highlight – Dr. Sheila Chauvin!

TBLC 19 Registration Open

The 18th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year, a plenary session and a panel discussion, and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Sheila Chavin: Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at Your School

This 90‐minute session will engage participants in an interactive, hands‐on application of concepts and strategies related to leadership and change process and management. Participants will work through a scenario depicting an initiative to establish team‐based learning within a MD degree program. Both small and large group learning activities will be used. By the end of the plenary session, participants will enhance their abilities to facilitate successful change from introduction to adoption to implementation to institutionalization (long‐term, sustainable change).

Dr. Sheila Chauvin holds a Professor Emerita appointment with the LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans and continues her affiliation as Professor – Research (gratis), Department of Internal Medicine. Upon joining LSU Health, Dr. Chauvin was the founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development and the LSU Health Teaching Academy. She continued in those leadership roles until her retirement in 2016. Since retirement, Dr. Chauvin has continued to be actively and extensively engaged in health professions education through consultative and collaborative work across a variety of academic health institutions. Dr. Chauvin has 44 years of professional experience and is well- known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes. Her academic background includes a Ph. D. with Honors in Educational Administration and Supervision (minor: Psychology) from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge; post-graduate and certificate work in educational leadership and supervision at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, a Master of Education with Honors in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in learning disabilities and psychology) from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana; and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education.

Be sure to register for the 2019 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 14 – 16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, USA. 

TBLC Administrative Offices will be closed on November 22 & 23

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on November 22-23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours November 26, 2018.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2019 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Want to improve TBL in your classroom? Get Certified!

The TBLC now offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators:

(1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at and clicking on Resources.


To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy.


The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy.


The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules.

TBLC 2019 Meeting Registration Now Open!

TBLC 19 Registration Open

Register Here for the Early Bird Discount!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites educators to attend our 18th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-16, 2019 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida, USA.

When: March 14 – 16, 2019
Where: Tampa, Florida, USA

Register Here

Meeting Highlights

Pre-Conference Workshops are scheduled for March 14, 2019. Workshop choices include Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL, Creating an Effective Team-based Learning Module and a workshop focused on Furthering (Developing) Research related to TBL.

The conference itself will take place March 15-16, 2019, and will open with a plenary by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research (Gratis) at School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans. She will be presenting a session on “Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at your School.” Dr. Chauvin’s plenary is sure to be an exciting start to our conference!

The conference includes hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. Workshops are organized according to interest and experience levels, and include the Fundamentals, Innovation, and Research & Scholarship tracks. Participants are encouraged to sign up specifically for workshops in a designated track, or according to topics that interest them. While Fundamentals sessions will provide attendees with the basics of Team-Based Learning and how to do it, Innovation and Research & Scholarship sessions will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or to collect/analyze/publish their data on Team-Based Learning.


Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Please make your hotel reservations online here or by calling the hotel’s reservation line directly at (800) 468-3571. Be sure to use group code TBL to receive the special rate!

For more information, visit the 2019 TBLC Annual Meeting Website

We look forward to seeing you in Tampa in March!

Featured Module – Global Health Microbiology

Global Health Microbiology

Authors: Christopher Burns, PhD and Joanna Shisler, PhD

This team-based learning (TBL) module addresses basic strategies to control or eliminate infectious disease, focusing on parasites as the main example. Students develop an understanding of parasite life-cycles in the context of solving real-world problems in global health. This includes basic knowledge about the disease, characteristics, habitat and transmission, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, life cycle and any hosts or vectors, number and location of infected population, and eradication or control strategies.

An emphasis on neglected tropical diseases provides complex problems with regional and societal facets, and economic and political challenges, in addition to basic and clinical science content. Application exercise problems address major factors in disease elimination including vaccination, physical barriers, targeting vectors, effectiveness of treatment, role of different hosts, and detection of infected individuals.

Organisms/diseases covered include Plasmodium (malaria), Dracunculus (Guinea worm), Onchocerca (river blindness), Wuchereria (lymphatic filarisis), and poliovirus (polio), and touch on measles and smallpox as examples of possible recurrence.

This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. Click here to log in to the Member’s Site.

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to

Call for Research Grant Proposals – Due November 1

The TBLC supports and encourages research and scholarship in TBL. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals in 2019-2020. Project budgets of $2,000-$5,000 may be requested, with single institution projects to be awarded at the low end, and collaborative multi-institution projects at the high end. The TBLC seeks to promote collaborative projects across institutions, and seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars. Project proposals must be consistent with published criteria for educational scholarship and provide additional opportunities for others to build upon this work.

Applicants who are current TBLC members, or from a TBLC member institution are eligible to submit a proposal. Applicants may submit only one proposal. Applicants or supporting institutions must have been a TBLC member for at least the past 2 years prior to the time of application. Proposals with multiple investigators will be accepted; however, at least one investigator must meet the TBLC membership requirement. Previously successful applicants are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

Announcement of Awards: March, 2019 (at the Annual TBLC Meeting in Tampa Bay, FL)
Upon completion of the project the Principal Investigator or nominee is required to present the project results at an annual meeting of the TBLC within 2 years of successful grant announcement.

All publications, presentations and/or products resulting from this project must acknowledge the TBLC as a sponsor of the work.

Allowed Expenses:

  • Administrative, technical, or statistical support to carry out project
  • Research supplies and expenses (e.g., survey instruments, duplication, mailings)
  • Communication between participants (e.g., web/phone conference)
  • Travel required to conduct the study

Not Allowed:

  • Faculty salaries and benefits
  • Travel to attend the TBLC or other meeting to present project results
  • Indirect costs (Facilities & Administration including all institutional overheads)

All inquiries and communications should be addressed to the TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee Chair at

TBL Research Grants ~ Submission Instructions
Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document by 5:00 pm Eastern USA time on Thursday, November 1, 2018 to our online submission system.

Cover page must include:

  1. Name of applicant(s) and affiliated TBLC school(s)
  2. Project title
  3. Contact information for project leader (mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail)
  4. Institutional grant/development officer to whom payment will be made (name, title, address, phone, fax and e-mail).

Proposal must be typed with 12 point font, 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins, and should not exceed 5 single spaced typed pages including all text, tables, and figures. Include the following subheadings:

  1. Statement of the Problem/Background
  2. Review of Pertinent Literature
  3. Methods (e.g. Design, Setting, Sample, Instruments, Data Analysis, Ethics, etc.)
  4. Anticipated Outcomes (e.g., educational impact, learning outcomes)
  5. Plan for Dissemination of Project Outcomes (regionally, nationally, and/or internationally). This should include a statement of your intent to present your work at the annual TBLC meeting within 2 years of the award start date.
  6. Project Timeline (not to exceed 12 months, start date due by August 1, 2019)
  7. Budget, including itemized costs
  8. Budget justification

Additional information (not included in the 5 page limit):

  1. Biographical sketches of key personnel (required, max. 2 pages each). Please include relevant education, training & experience, skills and/or list durable educational materials/publications that demonstrate knowledge/skill relevant to the proposed study; list any other education grant support.
  2. References/Literature Cited (required, max 1 page).
  3. Optional letters of support from any key participants or institutional support personnel, stating their commitment to the project.

If the proposed research will involve human subjects, a letter of approval from the host Institutional Review Board or Human Research Ethics Committee stating that the project is approved or that approval was not necessary will be required prior to funding of an approved proposal.

The project should commence no later than August 1, of the year the award is made, or upon receipt of institutional ethics approval (whichever is later), and completion is expected within 12 months. The project director will be required to submit two progress reports. A written interim report will be due 6 months after the project start date, indicating progress to date, obstacles and solutions, preliminary results, etc. A final written report will be due within 60 days of project completion, including a summary of findings and dissemination activities, copies of materials developed, and final budget report. Extensions beyond the 12 month limit must be approved by the TBLC.

Submit your proposals here – Due November 1, 2018

Bylaws Voting Information Online Now

Voting begins October 17

The Steering Committee has proposed several amendments to our bylaws. The process of approving bylaw amendments is to first notify the membership of the proposed amendments, provide the membership with 30 days to consider the proposed amendments, and the distribute an electronic ballot to members following the 30-day period. To be approved, proposed amendments require an affirmative vote from 2/3 of the members in good standing who submit ballots. This message serves as notification to the membership of proposed changes to our bylaws.
You may find a side-by-side comparison of our current bylaws with the proposed bylaws here. In addition, the following is a summary of the changes proposed to the bylaws:
  • Article I (Name):  An additional sentence has been added to reflect the fact we now have regional TBLC groups.
  • Article IV, Section 4.6 (Membership Categories): An additional membership category has been added for Corporate Members (Vendors) and a statement about the ability of members to designate membership to a regional group has been added.
  • Article V (Steering Committee)
    • Section 5.1: Membership in the Steering Committee has been updated to include more than one Expert Advisor and the chairs of our regional groups.
    • Section 5.2: The Member-at-Large category has been modified from three specific Member-at-Large positions (e.g., K-12, health sciences) to three Member-at-Large positions that may vary in expertise based on the current representation needs within the TBLC and the practice of TBL.
  • Article VII (Non-Elected Steering Committee Positions
    • Section 7.4 (Program Chair-Elect): Updated to reflect our current practice of appointing a chair-elect that serves for two years, assisting the Program Chair the first year and becoming the Program Chair the second year of service.
    • Section 7.6: Added to reflect our practice of regional groups electing their own officers
  • Article VIII (Nominations and Elections): Section 8.2 (Elections) has been updated to provide a procedure in the event of uncontested ballots (i.e., only one person running for an elected position) to allow the Steering Committee the ability to formally vote on the sole candidate rather than asking the full membership to do so.
  • Article IX (Committees)
    • This article has been reordered to provide more logical flow to the bylaws.
    • The Scholarship Committee has been renamed to “Research and Scholarship Committee” to better reflect their role within the TBLC
    • A standing Marketing Committee (Section 9.14) has been added to support developing marketing needs that have arisen in part due to international growth of the TBLC
    • Section 9.15 (Regional Steering Committees) has been added to officially recognize that our regional groups will be each led by their own steering committees.

Thank you for your time spent reviewing these changes, and we look forward to receiving your vote when the ballots are distributed.

Members will receive an automated email from the election website with a personal username and log in information. These credentials are NOT the same as TBLC member-only login information. If your membership dues have not been paid as of September 1, 2018 you will not receive a ballot. If you do not receive this message by October 18, 2018 and your membership dues are current, please contact The election will be open until November 17, 2018.
Special thanks to our Bylaws Revisions Task Force for their outstanding work: Julie Estis (Health Sciences Member-at-Large), Karla Kubitz (Immediate Past President), and Wayne McCormack (Past President).

TBLC Newsletter Vol 8 Issue 3

President’s Message

TBLC Colleagues,

As the new academic year begins here at Drake University in Iowa, I am reminded of the privilege many of us have to serve as educators. The opportunity to have a positive impact on an individual’s education and development is a privilege. Reflecting on our new academic year also reminds me of the privilege I have to be part of the TBLC, a collaborative of individuals who care deeply about improving education at all levels. Thank you for your passion for TBL, your membership in the TBLC, and for this opportunity to update you on several exciting initiatives coming from our collaborative.

Additional Training-Certificate/Certification Options
Over the past few years many TBL practitioners have suggested it would be helpful to have certificate/certification options in addition to the rigorous Trainer-Consultant program. I am happy to report that the TBLC has responded to this suggestion, and there are now three certificate/certification pathways available: the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL Certificate, the Practitioner of TBL Certification, and Trainer-Consultant in TBL Certification. The first two options are new and provide a great pathway for collaborative members to obtain an official recognition of their TBL expertise at a rigor level less than that of the longstanding Trainer-Consultant pathway. You may learn more about these training options at I would like to thank Paul Koles and his colleagues on the Training and Certification Committee for their outstanding work developing these certificate/certification pathways from a member-generated idea to a reality for our members.

Communities of Practice
Participating in a TBLC Community of Practice (CoP) is a great way to get more value from your TBLC membership. These communities bring together TBLers from a variety of disciplines who have a common interest in a certain aspect of TBL. The result has been the development of several outstanding resources for our members. For example, the TBL Online Community of Practice has developed a consensus paper for online TBL. You may access this paper by going to more resources on the home page under the Resources drop down menu. Just pull down and clicl on “Online Best Practices.” The question of “How do I do TBL online?” has been a common query over the years, and our TBL Online Community of Practice has provided a great resource in the spirit of answering this question. Special thanks to Michele Clark and Laura Merrick for their leadership in this project.  In addition, our Research and Scholarship Community of Practice is busy working on several webinar ideas that will provide insight and ideas for conducting research related to TBL. Look for news in the near future on upcoming webinar opportunities for TBLC members. Finally, Liz Winter, Tom Jansen and Brian O’Dwyer have started the TBLC for Training CoP addressing TBL in continuing education, faculty and workforce development, and other training settings. Please take a look at Tom Jansen’s article in Training.  It is linked to his description of this new CoP later in the newsletter.

2019 Annual Meeting
Our next annual meeting will be March 14-16, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. In addition to our usual great programming, you will enjoy this meeting for its outstanding location on the gulf side of sunny Florida. Please look for an upcoming call for poster abstract submissions as well as information on registering for the meeting. For those who have not attended, please consider joining us in 2019: I have left every TBLC Annual Meeting as a more energized educator than before I arrived, and I am confident your experience will be the same.

Thanks again for your support of TBL and our collaborative,


Building the TBL Community: The New Member Mentor Program

The TBLC is starting a new program designed to bring added value to new members, the New Member Mentor Program (NMMP).  The program matches new members with an experienced TBL user for a period of up to one year.  The two people can set up video chats (Zoom, Skype, etc.) during the year, developing the skills and knowledge of the new member.  Conversation topics might include best practices, challenges, etc.  If the two people are close geographically, the new member could visit the other person’s institution, possibly to sit in on a TBL class.  The two people could meet at the annual TBLC conference, do TBL-related research together, or just continue their professional friendship.  Possible benefits for the experienced TBL user include training opportunities at your new member’s institution, collaboration in common interests in teaching or research, new professional friendships, and helping the TBLC with member retention and increased attendance at annual conferences.  This is an excellent way to build the TBL community.  We are currently recruiting experienced TBL users.  If you are interested, please provide information at this link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rick Goedde at

Take a look at the Training Community of Practice (COP)

Do you use team-based learning (TBL) for continuing education, faculty development, executive training, or workforce development?

Would you like help or do you have ideas on how to transform your current training methods into a TBL format?

Be sure to look at the Training Community of Practice (COP)—facilitated by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC).

The purpose of the Training COP is to:

  • Discover how people are using TBL in training now
  • Develop best practices for high fidelity in training settings
  • Disseminate this best practice information for implementing TBL in training settings

To learn more, visit the Training Community of Practice:

  • Go to the TBLC website and login to the Member Login
  • On the Communities of Practice tab, click on “TBL for Training”
  • Click on the “Directory and Features” and “Options” for more info

For an example of TBL used in the corporate environment, explore this Training magazine article, A Team-Based Learning Adventure: Switch the way executives learn and apply new skills at 

TBL Tips:  Targeting the Affective Domain through TBL

By Luma Munjy and William Ofstad


Will Ofstadt

Higher education has historically focused on enhancing learners in Bloom’s cognitive (knowledge) and psychomotor (skills) domains; however, the affective domain, which emphasizes feelings, emotions, mindsets, and degrees of acceptance and rejection, has largely been absent in current educational models.  The compelling need for learners to demonstrate competency in the affective domain is well-documented by The Association of American Colleges and Universities within the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes, which call for ethical reasoning and cultural competency across all higher education.  These outcomes require higher levels of emotional intelligence and moral behaviors, which are critical competencies necessary for developing compassionate, reflective graduates and practice ready professionals.  It is not surprising that immature or unproductive mindsets and behaviors frequently frustrate faculty, administrators, and employers and may impede other areas of learning, especially when affective deficiencies are left unaddressed.

Team-based learning (TBL) provides a rich platform to support learning in virtually any subject, leveraging readiness, team applications, and facilitated class discussions to drive critical thinking and engage students in active learning.   The authors have developed a 6-step TBL Affective Development Methodology adapted from TBL 4S application design and facilitation techniques blended with Lind’s Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD), to deepen learner engagement in emotionally challenging discussions with activities designed to reframe learner mindset and increase emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

TBL Affective Development Methodology Foundational Technique
Step 1:   Present a semi-realistic two-sided dilemma to the class.


KMDD and TBL 4S (same problem, specific choice, significant problem)
Step 2:   Learner reflects individually, chooses for themselves to take one side of dilemma. KMDD
Step 3:  Learner moves to be with others who chose the same side of the dilemma.  The class divides into two large groups. KMDD (self-select into one of two camps by personal stance)
Step 4:  Alternating discussion points presented by individuals on each side.  Ping-pong style presentation of views by individuals to discover key ideas and put them on the table for later discussion. KMDD (alternating presentation of viewpoints by individuals)
Step 5:  Go back to your teams.  Share and reflect on feelings elicited by the case, as a starting point.  Then as a team analyze both sides again, work to come to consensus on a single team choice and defend why, and then agree on the single best argument for the opposing choice. KMDD (best opposing argument)

TBL 4S (same problem, specific choice, significant problem)

TBL intra-team discussion

TBL facilitation of teams

Step 6:  Simultaneous reporting out of team choices.  Faculty facilitates the discussion between teams.  Facilitate to honor ideas and feelings, defend/challenge thinking, explore assumptions and complications, compare/contrast best arguments, build to an emergent consensus. TBL inter-team discussion

TBL 4S (simultaneous reporting)

TBL facilitation of class

This method was used to deliver an end-of-life care seminar to third year pharmacy students at California Health Sciences University. Learning outcomes were designed to explore learners’ emotions, attitudes, values and behaviors surrounding moral and ethical decisions that healthcare providers often face when dealing with patients at the end of life. A two-sided ethical dilemma regarding patient care delivery during the end of life was created. Learners were given time to reflect on the dilemma individually.  They were then asked to choose a side without discussion and separate from their assigned teams, based on the initial decision they each made. Learners from each side were given the opportunity to share their reasoning for their decision (allowing a new speaker from each camp to share, alternating back and forth to include all those who wanted to be heard) while the facilitator provided a safe and neutral environment for all opinions to be shared. Learners were then asked to re-group with their assigned teams, where intra-team discussions were utilized to reflect on the arguments presented and feelings elicited by the case. The Gloria Willcox feeling wheel was shared as readiness and provided at each table to assist in articulating learners’ personal feelings as well as to assist in understanding the feelings of others. Then teams analyzed both sides again, working to come to consensus on a single team choice and defend why.  They also were asked to agree on the single best argument for the opposing choice.  The faculty facilitator then asked teams to simultaneously report their findings and present their rationale for their choice. The discussion was then elevated by the facilitator by requesting that teams provide the best argument presented from the opposing side and to reflect on the reasoning behind the opposing side’s decision. This 6-step methodology allowed learners to explore their personal emotions, reflect on the emotions and motives of others as well as promote understanding of opposing viewpoints when dealing with moral and ethical dilemmas. The KMDD, which our method builds upon, has been shown by Lind to foster an environment of growth and reflection using alternative perspectives, which elevates moral agency and emotional intelligence.  The KMDD has been applied successfully across a wide range of ages and settings, from grade school to adult learners.

Following the end-of-life care seminar, learners were asked to complete a retrospective post-then-pre survey to assess learning outcomes and success of the session.  Survey questions related to the learners comfort in discussing their own emotions when dealing with moral and ethical dilemmas as well as their willingness to work with patients at the end of life.  Learners reflected on their level of comfort prior to the session and after the session using a 5-point Likert scale. Results from the survey showed that 80% of participants found the end-of-life care seminar and methods to be a valuable learning experience.  Furthermore, learners felt more confident on how to approach moral and ethical dilemmas; prior to the end-of-life care seminar 42% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they were unsure how to approach moral and ethical dilemmas regarding end-of-life care decisions, which reduced to 22% after the seminar.  Preliminary results suggest that learners found the method to be valuable and felt more comfortable understanding emotions and dealing with difficult decisions in a healthcare setting. These findings were shared as an abstract and poster presentation at the 2018 TBLC in San Diego, CA.

The authors invite the TBLC community to collaborate on methods and research to deeply understand how to create significant learning experiences and performances in the affective domain as well as how to appropriately assess competency in what is often described as softer skills using validated assessment tools in a TBL classroom context.  We are excited to see the TBL classroom serving as an excellent platform to allows students and teams to explore their own feelings as well understand the feelings of others when faced with challenging discussions. We hope to further collaborate on methodology and techniques that provide a safe and effective environment for shaping mindset in an area of learning that is essential to becoming a successful, professional, and more human being.

New Member Mentor Program

Rick GoeddeThe TBLC is starting a new program designed to bring added value to new members, the New Member Mentor Program (NMMP). We are seeking the help of experienced TBLers like you. Possible benefits for you include training opportunities at your new members’ institutions, collaboration in common
interests in teaching or research, new professional friendships, and helping the TBLC with member retention and increased attendance at annual conferences.

For more information about the program and how to volunteer,
please visit the New Member Mentor Program page on the membership website.



Have you updated your membership profile?

Is your membership profile up to date? Please consider updating your member bio if you have not done so recently. It is one of several options you can manage under the “Manage Profile” link located in the upper right-hand corner of the web page.  By updating your membership profile, you enhance the capabilities of the search feature of the website, which in turn enhances your ability to find colleagues within the TBLC, establish connections with others in your discipline or across disciplines, and connect with potential collaborators.

Welcome to Our New Members!

We are excited to welcome the 82 new members who have joined the TBLC since February.
We have a diverse group of students, teachers and administrators from a wide variety of fields and specialties. During this past quarter we have seen an increase in members with degrees in education, reading, exercise science and naturopathic medicine. We have members from around the globe: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and United States.
Our new members are a terrific resource for learning about TBL, sharing new ideas, and collaborating on research.

TBLC Website Updates

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the TBLC website? Are there specific components that you would like to see included? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please use this site for your suggestions – there is a link in the upper left hand corner of the page where you can submit your ideas!

Want to Contribute to the Collaborative?

We welcome contributions from the TBL Collaborative (TBLC) membership that address one of two broad areas:
1) Innovative ideas that have been applied to TBL, and
2) Reviews of TBLC resources to members on the website. 

Visit the member site to learn more about how you can contribute to the store of knowledge within the Collaborative.