Team based learning (TBL) is a comprehensive instructional method, invented by organizational behavior professor Larry K. Michaelsen, which puts students into roles of greater autonomy and responsibility for acquiring and using information. A central strategy of TBL is to shift the use of class time away from instructors transmitting concepts in class (which can be accomplished more efficiently, individually, outside of class), and towards students working in teams to apply course concepts.

I participated in the TBL that was run at VIU in 2016. I have yet to implement this approach in my teaching but hope to do so in the near future.

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