Lori E. Ikerd - firstname.lastname@example.org
William Beaumont Health System, Medical Education, Office of Academic Affairs
Tues., May 29, 2012 - 8:00 - 10:00am
Tues., May 29, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Team-Based Learning Classroom
Facilitators: David Thomas, PhD & Richard Sabina, PhD.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Providing learner teams with quality materials is only the first step in successfully incorporating Team-Based Learning (TBL) into our curriculum. One particular challenge that many faculty new to TBL have faced is facilitating classroom discussion that reinforces the significance of application exercises and assesses mastery of learning objectives. This workshop will identify useful strategies to overcome some of the common scenarios encountered in the TBL environment that can present challenges for a facilitator. The applications created for this workshop draw on the experience of OUWB School of Medicine faculty who have used TBL as an active-learning modality for our inaugural class.
Discuss facilitation strategies that enhance interactions among and between teams in the TBL environment.
Identify various strategies to facilitate classroom discussion when all teams have answered an application question correctly (most common challenge to facilitation).
Identify ways to manage the TBL classroom under other challenging situations, such as when a learner wishes to challenge an IRAT/GRAT question during class, after a team provides an incorrect explanation for a correct answer, and engaging all learners in classroom discussion.
This workshop will be conducted using a TBL format. Registrants will be provided with a short preparatory reading assignment related to classroom facilitation in the TBL environment, then attendees will be divided into teams and take an IRAT (individual readiness assurance test) and a GRAT (group readiness assurance test). This will be followed by an Application exercise focused on the facilitation of classroom discussion in TBL.
Group discussions will determine if participants have identified strategies to improve their facilitation skills.
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM