Facilitating TBL – tools to succeed: pre class preparation


Facilitating Team Based Learning – tools to succeed: pre-class preparation.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Traditionally, the pre-class preparation phase of TBL involved students covering readings prior to a session (Michaelsen, 2002). Pre-class readings may have included chapters/excerpts from textbooks and articles or written content created by the educator. Nowadays, we can share a variety of different types of content with students (Parmelee et al., 2012). We are not confined to “text”. We can also provide access to content electronically e.g. through learning management systems (LMSs). This helps to cut down on paper usage. Here we outline 5 technology-related tips to keep in mind when we are considering how we will design the pre-class preparation phase. Click on the links throughout the document for more information and guidance.

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The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) is published online once annually at Technological University Dublin. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education.

Throughout this workbook students are asked to engage with the PCs Graduate Attribute & Mindsets Framework via a suite of activities or exercises. This engagement will provide students with the language of skills and attributes best suited to job application and success.

This Facilitator Checklist has been compiled from our experience as facilitators delivering the PACT Open Course with the National Forum. From our reflection, we created this resource to aid fellow facilitators save time and outlined key pre-Course, during-Course, and post-Course activities essential to the smooth running of all Open Courses.

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