TBL has been shown to more effective than traditional lectures in academic settings. However, there are still many learning environments where lectures are still used. As a result of interest from the non-academic sector in TBL, Duke-NUS Medical School engaged an Entrepreneur-in-Residence to develop a commercial business using TBL and other active learning techniques.
Several case studies of how TBL-based techniques have been employed outside of the traditional academic classroom will be profiled. One case will profile a group of 60 corporate learners from 10 countries in Asia that met in Singapore for a three-day learning experience filled with simulations, IRATs, TRATs and application exercises. Another case will feature a 5-day career skills boot camp in China that used similar approaches to provide training to Chinese university students in Career Strategy, Pitching, Resume Writing, Networking and Interviewing.
TBL-based techniques (not pure TBL) for corporate training: knowledge increased 26% and confidence increased 21%. TBL-based techniques (not pure TBL) in career skills boot camps: learner assessment of career skills confidence increased to 92% from 27%.