Faculty Workshop: Team-Based Learning: Group Work that Works


Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3:00pm to 5:00pm



Michael Sweet, PhD 
Senior Associate Director, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research 
Lecturer, Department of Psychology 
Northeastern University

In this workshop, faculty will experience Team-Based Learning (TBL), an instructional strategy that both teachers and students have reported increasing levels of student engagement, preparation, participation and critical thinking.  This specific form of small-group learning has enjoyed increasing adoption across disciplines in the last decade.  Dr. Michael Sweet has published and presented widely on TBL, and will be leading participants through a TBL experience.  Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Explain the structural flaw in most "traditional" forms of group work

• Identify three important distinctions between TBL and other forms of group work

• Describe the four practical elements of TBL

• Begin designing an effective and enjoyable group assignment


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