With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: A New Perspective on the TBL Learning Contract. This session will be presented by Peter Balan OAM from the University of South Australia and Michele Clark from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. We hope you enjoy this session!
Title: A New Perspective on the TBL Learning Contract
Presented by: Peter Balan OAM – University of South Australia
Michele Clark – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
This workshop describes an innovative “grounded” approach to develop the student “learning contract” in the modern teaching and learning environment that requires students to take increased responsibility for the learning, and with an emphasis on students working in Team-Based Learning teams. In particular, this workshop demonstrates how the student learning contract can be formulated quickly in the context where there are three parties: the student, the team, and the educator. The workshop is based on a “bottom-up” method for developing the learning agreement using students’ own words by analyzing their perceptions of their own responsibilities, the responsibilities of their team members, and of the educator, in order for them to be successful in their studies. Importantly, the method demonstrated in this workshop allows educators to implement research projects that allow them to identify similarities and differences between perceptions based on student gender, their origin (local versus international students) and their academic performance. The findings of this type of research lead directly to an improved understanding of behaviors that can be immediately used for classroom management.
If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.