Vancouver Island University Team-Based Learning Institute

The evidence is piling up in support of the Michaelsen approach to Team-Based Learning. Team-Based Learning is a teaching strategy that lays a clear path toward greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. In any discipline and with any content. The key? A simple, coherent set of instructional protocols and practices that, when adopted carefully, ensure that all the forces of cognitive and social engagement are aligned for high-level learning and critical thinking.


The Vancouver Island University Team-Based Learning Institute will take you through the process of transforming a traditionally taught course into a Team-Based Learning course. The August 2017 Institute is for instructors who will implement the Team-Based Learning approach beginning in Fall 2017.


A limited number of seats are available for guests (i.e., post-secondary educators not currently on the faculty or teaching staff of Vancouver Island University). Guest fees are $375 (CAD) plus GST, which cover a two-day workshop (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) including a light breakfast, lunch, consultations with TBL practitioners, and a copy of Getting Started with Team-Based Learning (Sibley and Ostafichuk).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 3:30pm
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo