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Team-Based Learning

A Transformative Use of Small Groups

by Larry K. Michaelsen, ed., Arletta Bauman Knight, ed., L. Dee Fink, ed.

 

Challenges current thinking about effective ways of using small groups in college teaching, shedding new light on this remarkable teaching strategy.

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December 2002

Praeger

Pages 304
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Current Events and Issues/Education
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Description

Team learning is an especially powerful way of using small groups. Different authors have used different terms when writing about small groups: learning groups, collaborative learning, cooperative learning, and team learning. Despite the varying terminology, all refer to the same idea: putting individual students in a class into small groups for the purpose of promoting more active and more effective learning.

By creating a course structure that involves small groups in the initial acquisition of course content, in learning how to apply that content, and in the assessment of student learning, the procedures of team learning offer teachers an extremely powerful tool for creating several kinds of higher level learning. The key to using this tool successfully lies in understanding a few key principles of team dynamics and then learning how to apply those principles to specific subject matter and in a variety of teaching situations. This book explains those principles and shows how team learning transforms the structure of the course, transforms small groups into teams, and transforms the quality of student learning.

Topic Centers

Preface
The Key Ideas of Team Learning
Beyond Small Groups: Harnessing the Extraordinary Power of Learning Teams by L. Dee Fink
Getting Started with Team Learning by Larry K. Michaelsen
Designing Effective Group Activities by Larry Michaelsen and Arletta Bauman Knight
Group Process Research: Implications for Using Learning Groups by Carolyn Birmingham and Mary McCord
The Voices of Experience
An Alternative to Lecturing in the Sciences by Frank Dinan
Using Case Studies in Science--And Still "Covering the Content" by Clyde Herreid
Working with Nontraditional and Underprepared Students by Pat Goodson
A Dramatic Turnaround in a Classroom of Deaf Students by Melanie Nakadji
Overcoming Initial Mistakes When Using Small Groups by Fred Streuling
Creating Single Group Activities that Teach Multiple Concepts by Laurie Lucas
Team Learning in Large Classes by Larry Michaelsen
Using Team Learning in a Very Traditional Cultural and Institutional Context by Jií Popovsky
International Cultures and the Dynamics of Team Learning by Jon Cragin
Using Teams to Enhance Online Learning by Mark Freeman
Conclusions
Team Learning: A Strategy for Transforming the Quality of Teaching and Learning by Arletta Bauman Knight
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions about Team Learning
Appendix B: Procedures for Peer Evaluation
Appendix C: Grade-Weight Setting Exercise
Appendix D: Miscellaneous Materials Related to Team Learning
List of References
Index

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I recommend this because it offers helpful insights into the use of team-based learning for improving the effectiveness of one's teaching and improving student learning outcomes.—Teaching Theology and Religion

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