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Team-Based Learning Masterclasses: An addition to the Active Learning Conference programme

 

The Active Learning Conference is fast approaching on Tuesday 5th June. Due to popular demand, we are extending the deadline for submissions to Friday 27th April.

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Next week we will be posting the link for you to sign up to attend. The good news is the conference will be FREE OF CHARGE. Tea, coffee and lunch all provided thanks to the sponsorship of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Sussex and Cognalearn’s InteDashboard. We look forward to seeing many of you there. However, the good news does not stop there…

We are delighted to announce the opportunity to take part in pre-conference masterclasses led by Dr Simon Tweddell, on the theme of Team-Based Learning. These will be held on Monday 4th June at University of Sussex.

 

Masterclass 1 – Introduction to Team-Based Learning

Dr Graeme Jones, Keele University; Uwe Richter, Anglia Ruskin University

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a special form of active and collaborative learning that uses a special sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework in which students increasingly hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing to discussion.

This workshop aims to introduce participants to TBL by experiencing it as a student would. TBL is a learner-centred ‘flipped’ learning and teaching strategy designed to engage students through a process of preparation, assessment and application of knowledge. It shifts the focus of classroom time from conveying course concepts by the instructor to the application of course concepts by student learning teams.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the essential elements that make up Team-Based Learning
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of using TBL

This workshop will be delivered using a Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach

This is the link to booking onto this workshop. Ticket Prices are £45 (plus VAT) for the Early Bird (up until 4th May) and £55 (plus VAT) after that.

 

Masterclass 2 – Team-Based Learning: Developing effective Facilitation Skills and Best Practices for using Peer Evaluation to optimise Active and Collaborative Learning

Dr Geeta Hitch, University of Sussex; Dr Shihab Khogali, University of Dundee; Professor Danny Mclaughlin, Newcastle University

Weimer (2002) describes how the effectiveness of using active, collaborative and enquiry-based approaches depends on the ability of academics to be able to ‘step aside and let students take the lead.’ This change often requires a shift in our thinking as academics from delivering ‘teacher-centred content’ to facilitating ‘student centred-learning. Peer evaluation is often used in collaborative learning to incentivise team-effort and reduce the risk of inequity in the individual contributions to group work.

This workshop focuses on sharing experiences and best practices for facilitating active and collaborative learning and the effective use of peer evaluation in to incentivise student engagement.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-conference-masterclass-2-tbl-facilitation-skills-peer-evaluation-tickets-44668389355

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply best practice for facilitating active and collaborative learning classes
  • Develop and implement a peer evaluation tool to incentivise student engagement

This workshop will be delivered using a Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach

Weimer, M. (2002) Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

This is the link to booking onto this workshop. Ticket Prices are £45 (plus VAT) for the Early Bird (up until 4th May) and £55 (plus VAT) after that.

 

Masterclass 3 –– Overcoming the Challenges of Active and Collaborative Learning – Advanced Practices in using Team-Based Learning

Alison Hartley, University of Bradford; Paul McDermott, University of East Anglia

Moving to a student-centred approach using active and collaborative learning is not without its challenges.

This workshop focuses on the principles of effective task design in team-based active and collaborative learning and introduces the use of a tool for peer reviewing TBL resources

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles of effective task design for use in the TBL classroom
  2. Critically review TBL resources and suggest improvements
  3. Suggest strategies for overcoming the challenges of using active and collaborative learning

This workshop will be delivered using the principles of Team-Based Learning (TBL) and it is expected that participants have some knowledge of TBL

This is the link to booking onto this workshop. Ticket Prices are £45 (plus VAT) for the Early Bird (up until 4th May) and £55 (plus VAT) after that.

 

 

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