Team-based learning [podcast], Teaching in Higher Ed

Posted on December 23rd, 2015

In this podcast, Jim Sibley, director of the Centre for Instructional Support in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC, describes how to engage students with team-based learning. Team-based learning, which is a teaching approach used by a number of programs in Applied Science, reduces lecture time in large classes by asking students to work in small teams. Teams should ideally be five to seven individuals, who work together to solve problems and make decisions. This strategy emphasizes the team process; students are responsible and evaluated on their participation in the team.