About this event
In health professions education, it is critical that learners practice applying and integrating knowledge to solve complex problems. To achieve this, many educators utilize Team-based Learning (TBL), an effective instructional strategy that actively engages learners in their own learning. A key component of TBL is the 4S application exercise, which requires learners to apply key concepts to complex, authentic problems. For 4S application exercises to be effective, they must pose a significant and specific problem. While multiple-choice questions (MCQs) can present complex problems that require higher-order thinking, many educators rely, almost exclusively, on MCQs as the basis for their application exercises. Alternatively, when guided by intended learning outcomes, educators can create TBL application exercises that challenge learners to apply their knowledge in new and interesting ways. In this introductory session, participants will use backward design and a menu of application exercises specifically suited for TBL to design engaging and effective application exercises. By applying the principles of backward design, participants will identify the intended learning outcomes for their content, connect the new and prior knowledge the learners must integrate, and create exercises that support meaningful learning beyond the MCQ.
The workshop will use a team-based learning (TBL) format where attendees will participate in facilitated small and large-group discussions.
Who this is for
- New TBL facilitators who want to design application exercises that pose complex problems in novel and interesting ways
- Experienced TBL facilitators who want to grow their portfolio of effective and challenging application exercises
At the end of this online workshop, participants should be able to:
- Characterize TBL application exercises according to their 4S attributes and benefits.
- Align application exercises with intended learning outcomes through backward design.
- Design problem-based application exercises that require complex analysis and concrete action.
- Assemble a diverse portfolio of application exercises that support higher-order thinking.
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About the facilitators
Amanda Chase, Ph.D.
Dr. Chase is an Associate Professor of Medical Education and Thread Director of Interprofessional Collaboration. Currently, she co-directs a Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Block where she collaborates with educator teams to deliver innovative TBL sessions using the InteDashboard platform. Throughout her career, Dr. Chase has focused on meaningful learning experiences to promote adaptive expertise and learner success in early medical education. She contributes to faculty development nationally and has facilitated dozens of workshops on the scholarship of teaching and learning at leading conferences on health professions education. Dr. Chase is actively involved in peer mentorship through the International Association of Medical Science Educators where she Chairs the Educational Scholarship Committee and serves as a mentor for the Medical Educator Fellowship Program.
Amber Heck, Ph.D.
Dr. Heck is a biomedical science educator with expertise in curriculum design and development for health professions education. She focuses her efforts on developing engaging and effective learning experiences, supported by neuroscience, cognitive theories, and evidence-based teaching practices. Over her career, Dr. Heck served as founding faculty within medical education programs at multiple intuitions, where she collaborated with interprofessional teams to develop innovative, flipped classroom, active learning curricula. She is skilled in a broad array of instructional methods, including team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning. In 2020, Dr. Heck was awarded the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Innovation. She is active within the health professions education community and contributes to scholarship, faculty development, and peer mentorship, internationally.
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What our workshop participants say
What our workshop participants say
I work in the administration with tasks like adapting the syllabus to the teaching and assessment so it is very valuable to understand how TBL works in real life to be able to transform it to a legal language.
Carolina CarneckKarolinska Institute, Administrative Officer
Being on the learner side, exploring how learners would utilize the platform were the most valuable aspect of the workshop.
Shikara PobleteUniversity of Santo Tomas, Faculty - Civil Engineering
Learning from the students' perspective is the most valuable aspect of these TBL-styled workshops.
Holly TurulaWestern Michigan University, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science
This was valuable to me as a refresher since I have not tried to run an online TBL since spring 2020. It was also valuable to network with people from other institutions and hear how they are using TBL in their curriculum.
Rachel HopkinsSUNY Upstate Medical University, Associate Professor, Medicine
We have been doing TBL for a number of years and I think these workshops gave us a better idea of what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, as well as just raising our game in general. Also, we put together our TBL sessions in an ad hoc manner, but having tutors that have done hundreds of these sessions discuss the reasoning behind the way they do things gave me a lot to think about. We formally focused on the mechanics of running TBL rather than just trying to "put together a case". It just feels more structured and focused now than it did before the workshop.
Ronald Mackenzie, PhDTexas McGovern Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Research
Very well organized workshop, covered many questions about how online TBL works, emphasized issues/problems in moving online
Kevin KraneTulane University, Vice Deam Professor, Academic Affairs Medicine
I enjoyed the workshop thoroughly - getting to experience online TBL as a participant, getting helpful tips on facilitation, getting to ask questions about things I had wondered about. Learning that facilitating can work better if you address particular teams was transformative.
Tessa MilmanUniversity of Southern California, Assistant Professor, Clinical Occupational Therapy
Getting to work closely with experts in all different fields, getting the opportunity to hear from persons from all different backgrounds and expertise. The variety fo guest facilitators were also great.
Stephanie DateRoss University, Instructor Medical Foundations
It was straightforward, and it led me to believe that I can easily do TBL in online modality.
Martha MansahGriffith University, Lecturer, Nursing
The idea that TBL can be done online finds me in awe since we have been doing it in-person and online TBL is much easier from a students' perspective!
Michael BusaUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Director, Center for Human Health & Performance
All aspects of the workshop were valuable. I learned things ouside of the curriculum; appreciation of others viewpoints, to keep an open mind to different techniques, to let others voice their views and speak.
Ian MurrayTexas A&M University, Instructional Associate Professor, Physiology
While I was already familiar with TBL, this workshop really helped me visualize how to move it online. It was very helpful to see how it was moderated. I gained a great deal from the discussions with the others. It was good to review the core principles.
Neal CarterBrigham Young University - Idaho, Professor, Political Science
I loved the workshop - all of it! Probably most valuable was experiencing first hand how it all works together in the online environment. Besides that, learning about constructing MCQs and how to construct an effective TBL module were most useful.
Fiona DenneyBrunel University London Brunel Business School, Professor, Business Education
Great example of the introduction and how to prep participants on what was going to happen and how and when. Very helpful to see the breakout sessions along with the full group interaction. Also a nice demonstration of how to handle incoming comments and questions from the participants.
Kristin GosselinkBurrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Professor, Physiology & Pathology
I value that I was able to come away visualizing how I could implement TBL in an online environment.
Dana WanzerUniversity of Wisconsin-Stout, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Team-Based Learning Fundamentals Series turned out to be a great learning experience for me. The series illustrated how the prework and participation in the process leads to greater understanding and retention. I've had some experience with TBL in the past, however, learning from these experts with years of experience brought my understanding, and hopefully skills, to another level altogether.
Miriam Feuerman, PhDSUNY Downstate Medical Center, Associate Professor
I wanted to thank the InteDashboard team for hosting such a wonderful workshop series. Communication was timely and accurate, all the learning outcomes and my personal expectations were met, organization was superb, and I learned a lot! I will definitely recomment InteDashboard and any workshops you host to my colleagues. Plus, I hope to convince my administration to adopt InteDashboard to facilitate our TBL activities.
Adam Kolatorowicz, PhDDeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at LMU-Knoxville, Associate Professor, Anatomy
I enjoyed the online workshop series experience very much and feel I did get a good start on understanding some of the basics of TBL. I am not on the cutting edge of using technology and learning via online methods so it was a bit out of my comfort zone as I tried to manage the technology, listening and participating, and summarizing. Having said that, I think it is a tribute to the quality of the program that made the experience enjoyable and a meaningful learning opportunity. I am appreciative of the entire team, including the facilitators, that were a part of this program. Your follow-up and the technology support was evident and consistently well handled. Also, I did like working with the same team members throughout the program and also found it helpful to hear from the other program participants whose previous TBL experiences contributed to the discussions.
Margaret L. Wilkinson, PhD, MANova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Dean Assistant Professor, Pre-Clinical Education Department of Family Medicine
The most valuable takeaway from the workshop was going through an online TBL itself, very practical tips and advices.
Dr. Zhe HanNational University of Singapore, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy
Getting to experience TBL for myself throughout the workshops, and hearing about the experiences of so many others who have tried it in different areas was an insightful experience.
Nicolette RichardsonYork University, Associate Professor, KINE Anatomy
It was valuable to be able to experience myself how TBL online can work and to see some of the problems we can anticipate when implementing it.