Author Archives: Rachel Hewett

Register Now for the June Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7 PM Eastern and continues through June 15. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!
Registration to the April series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the June series? No problem! The full series will be offered again in October 2021. We hope you can join us!

TBLC Featured Module Actors, Factors, & Choices: An Intro to Comparative Politics

Title: Actors, Factors, and Choices: An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Neal Carter
Affiliations: Brigham Young University
Context: POLSC 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics

This is the first substantive module used in POLSC 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics. This class is geared primarily toward Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, and International Studies majors in their first or second year of undergraduate studies. Sections typically have between 20 and 45 students. This module is designed for students to learn about three main theoretic approaches (culturalism, institutionalism, and rational choice) and start applying scientific reasoning and methods with special attention given to case selection. Sections are taught MWF for 1 hour each class period.

Required Reading
Preparation includes Chapter 1 of Gregory S Mahler Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations 6th ed. (2019 Lynne Rienner), a brief explanation of methods and diagrams I wrote (Methods and Diagrams and Comparative Methods as well as videos I have made (Introduction to Rational Approach; Prisoners’ Dilemma; Chicken).

Learning objectives: after completing the preparation assignments, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish among the Institutional, Cultural, and Rationalist approaches in explaining comparative politics.
  • Select best Most Similar System and Most Different System cases from a list of options based on the similarity or differences of the values of variables.
  • Demonstrate how complex causality poses challenges for causal claims in political analysis.
  • Explain how Prisoners’ Dilemma and Chicken can be used to depict political decisions.

Objectives
This early module of the course provides an introduction to the main course objectives. While they will not be able to perform these objectives at a high level, they will develop at least a rudimentary familiarity with them.

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • explain the three main theoretic approaches (institutionalism, culturalism, rational choice), indicating their primary focus.
  • explain historical and current political events using institutionalism, culturalism, and rationalism.
  • explain the structure and reasoning of basic rational choice games such as Prisoners’ Dilemma.
  • identify dependent and independent variables within the context of political analysis and decision-making.
  • explain why complex causality is important for the study of politics.
  • choose cases that would be appropriate for both a most similar systems and a most different systems analysis, explaining the reasons for the choice.

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering this unique online opportunity beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9 AM Eastern and continuing through April 22. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, April 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, April 13
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, April 15
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, April 20
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, April 22

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!
Registration to the April series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the April series? No problem! The full series will be offered again in June 2021. We hope you can join us!

Spaces Still Available in TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development Workshop

Don’t miss the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session, held this Wednesday, March 31, will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Register Today for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development

There is still time to register for the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Minna Ng and Thomas Newpher Win Best Poster Award at #TBLC21

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Minna Ng and Thomas Newpher. Their poster abstract was titled “Class Size and Student Performance in Team-Based Learning.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Thomas Newpher will receive one year of free membership for winning.

Class Size and Student Performance in Team-Based Learning
Abstract: Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a popular form of small-group collaborative learning. In TBL, students work together in permanent teams throughout the course term, and are motivated to learn through the use of frequent formative assessments taken with and without their teammates. Growing evidence indicates that TBL increases student content knowledge outcomes when compared to lecture-based courses. However, the factors affecting the student experience with TBL have yet to be fully explored. In particular, it remains unknown how the size of a TBL classroom affects content knowledge outcomes, perceived learning, and course satisfaction. To address these questions, we analyzed student performance on summative exams and specific measures of classroom dynamics from a single TBL-taught course over four terms with a range of enrollment sizes (19-103 students). We found that the course term with small enrollment, compared to the term with large enrollment, produced higher ratings for course and instructor quality. Despite these differences in perceived course quality, student performance on summative exams and other measures of classroom dynamics were similar across all course term sizes. Taken together, our data suggest that the content knowledge outcomes in a TBL course are not negatively impacted when enrollment size increases from small to large.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

Registration for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development is NOW OPEN

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to announce its new series of online webinars, beginning with a session led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2021 Research Grant Recipients

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2021 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received many thought-provoking and interesting abstracts and are happy to congratulate the following on receiving grants from TBLC this year:

  • The Use of Team-Based Learning to Enhance Health Professional Student Learning in the Affective Domain Within the Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum
    Laressa Bethishou, Luma Munjy, Kathleen Besinque, and Richard Beuttler
    Chapman University School of Pharmacy
     
  • Nutrition and Culinary Skills in First-Year Osteopathic Medical Students
    Chris Burns, Sara Goldgraben, Emily Johnston
    California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine
     
  • Providing an Interactive, Inclusive Team-Based Learning Pedagogy in a Hybrid Platform
    Allyson Spence, Erika Lourenco de Freitas, and Cassandra Stroup
    Regis University School of Pharmacy
     
  • Remote ‘Face-To-Face’ Team-Based Learning Using Extended Reality
    Kevin Steed, Leanne Coyne, Jody Takemoto, Hany Ibrahim, Thayer Merritt
    California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine

If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2022, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this year!

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee

TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to announce its new series of online webinars, beginning with a session led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh). Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10am Eastern for their session “TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity.

Registration will be opening soon. Watch your inbox!

Thank you for Making the 2021 TBLC Virtual Meeting a Success!

The 2021 TBLC Meeting was a huge success thanks to your participation. Your attendance helps TBLC achieve its goals while allowing our members to receive valuable networking and resources. We would like to give a special thank you to Sarah Lerchenfeldt (2020/2021 Program Chair) and Robin Risling-de Jong (2021/2022 Program Chair) and the 2020/2021 Program Committee for planning this successful virtual meeting.

For updates on next year’s meeting, be sure to follow the TBLC Facebook and Twitter pages

Thank you,
TBLC Admin