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Team-Based Learning Resources: Elements of TBL

Designed for University at Albany instructors using team-based learning, this guide will lead you to key sources of information.

Team Formation

Permanent teams are critical to TBL, and are formed at the beginning of the course.

Larry Michaelsen on Forming Groups

Readiness Assurance Process

The Readiness Assurance Process is a 5-stage process that is used at the beginning of each module in the course, and is designed to make sure that students understand the fundamentals before beginning to problem=solve.

Application Exercises

The goal of application activities is to have students work with the material they learned during the class preparation process, grappling during their discussions with complex problems that extend their understanding.