Technology-supported Team-Based Learning in Preservice Teacher Education
Friday, March 11 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Location: Hermitage A
Abstract: Team-based learning (TBL) is an instructional strategy that makes intensive use of small groups. It is meant to take advantage of the specific capabilities of high-performance learning teams, and can allow teams to solve problems that are beyond the capability of even the most capable individual member. TBL is effective in courses that contain significant amounts of content whose mastery requires application instead of recall. The TBL strategy has been used significantly in medical education and business training, but there is very little evidence of its use in undergraduate teacher preparation, despite its potential to moderate the negative effects of large class size and limited time. This presentation will introduce TBL as a potentially effective strategy for preservice teacher training, and will explore ways that technology can make implementations of TBL more effective and efficient.