(CS EdX Sessions) Hayes, Karen

Title:  Engaging students in critical thinking online using Team Based Learning™

Presenter: Karen Hayes

School of Community Health

Session Type: Quick Talk

When: Friday 20th November 2020, 10.00 am to 11.00 am

Where: https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/67465657068

Abstract: This quick talk will reflect on increasing student engagement using Team-Based Learning™ (TBL). Student interest in the topic & personal self-regulation have been correlated with cognitive, emotional engagement and engaged behaviours (e.g. responding/participating).1This means that engaging students with dry, theoretical material may be reliant on their own personal self-regulation skills; a fraught challenge!

TBL is a flipped classroom strategy which engages students through peer learning, interesting problem solving challenges, and the engagement of critical thinking and critical feedback skills.2 TBL can be used with both small and large class groups, places responsibility for learning with the student, and reinforces this through peer interaction.2

TBL was deployed for an occupational therapy theory subject and proved to be very adaptable to the online environment, with the majority of students reporting that they completed pre-work, looked forward to class, and were observed to demonstrate engaged classroom behaviours in zoom meetings.

  1. Sun, J. C.-Y., & Rueda, R. (2012). Situational interest, computer self-efficacy and self-regulation: Their impact on student engagement in distance education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(2), 191-204. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01157.x

Sibley, J. (2014). Getting started with team-based learning (1st ed.). Stylus Publishing.