Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

Practical Team-Based Learning from Planning to Implementation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-25-2015

Journal Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

ISSN

1553-6467

Volume

79

Issue

10

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Article Number

149

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe7910149

PubMed ID

26889061

PubMed Central® ID

PMC4749897

Abstract

Team-based learning (TBL) helps instructors develop an active teaching approach for the classroom through group work. The TBL infrastructure engages students in the learning process through the Readiness Assessment Process, problem-solving through team discussions, and peer feedback to ensure accountability. This manuscript describes the benefits and barriers of TBL, and the tools necessary for developing, implementing, and critically evaluating the technique within coursework in a user-friendly method. Specifically, the manuscript describes the processes underpinning effective TBL development, preparation, implementation, assessment, and evaluation, as well as practical techniques and advice from authors' classroom experiences. The paper also highlights published articles in the area of TBL in education, with a focus on pharmacy education.

Keywords

Team-based learning, pharmacy education, active learning, classroom education, learning, teaching