Team-based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups
Larry K. Michaelsen, Arletta Bauman Knight, L. Dee Fink
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Group work in education - 288 pages
By creating a course structure that involves small groups in the initial acquisition of course content, in learning how to apply that content, and in the assessment of student learning, the procedures of team learning offer teachers an extremely powerful tool for creating several kinds of higher level learning. The key to using this tool successfully lies in understanding a few key principles of team dynamics and then learning how to apply those principles to specific subject matter and in a variety of teaching situations. This book explains those principles and shows how team learning transforms the structure of the course, transforms small groups into teams, and transforms the quality of student learning.