What is Team-based Learning (TBL)?
Team-based learning (TBL) spaces at Michigan are classrooms with unique features, including moveable furniture, writing surfaces, and student technology. These spaces support a variety of active instructional strategies that require higher order thinking skills, such as problem solving, analysis, and construction of knowledge.
To learn more about teaching in a team-based learning space, contact the Academic Technology Services Learning Technologies and Consulting (LTC) office to make an appointment, either by phone at 734.615.0099 or email LSATechnologyServices@umich.edu.
How does Academic Technology Services support Team-based Learning?
Team-based learning is an instructional strategy in which students participate in highly structured teams and follow a series of activities, from reviewing the content before class, to demonstrating knowledge of that content both individually and as a team, followed by related application and assessment activities (Michaelsen, Knight, and Fink, 2004). Other related pedagogical approaches include active learning, “flipped classrooms,” and problem-based learning.
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