Team-Based Learning Case Study

Michael Pardy and Vivian Forssman present on team-based learning

Michael Pardy, Team Coach for the School of Business, and Vivian Forssman, CTET, presented a case study on the Royal Roads approach to team-based learning at the BCcampus Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, held in Vancouver on Nov. 14, 2014. Royal Roads University was in good form at this conference, which included Dr. Jennifer Walinga’s keynote address on transformational learning.

Pardy and Forssman showcased Royal Roads' response to the opportunities and challenges presented by team-based learning, highlighting university-wide contributions to the continual improvement of this LTM component. In their presentation they summarized research on experiential pedagogies and the practice of team-based learning, and demonstrated how both are integrated into the RRU Learning and Teaching Model.  They explored how team-based learning at RRU has matured from an aspirational model to an institutional norm through:

  • academic leadership
  • scholarly inquiry
  • team-coaching
  • creative and consultative instructional approaches
  • technology scaffolding
  • student support services
  • faculty development initiatives
  • team-based learning assessment practices

Michael is currently doing his own Masters’ research on team-based learning through the RRU School of Leadership Studies. Below, please view a short presentation about team-based learning that Michael did in 2013 for the LTM series. Michael’s reading list on this topic is also available.

With the collaboration of RRU Faculty and the Student Services team, CTET continues to explore how we can support team-based learning with best practices.