VIU Teams-Based Learning Institute

Posted by kwebster on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:07pm
Mr. Keith Webster

Vancouver Island University will host a Team-Based Learning Institute on December 9 and 11. Take this opportunity to learn about, experience and develop team-based learning. Take this opportunity to learn about, experience and develop team-based learning.

Participants will receive a list of readings to complete prior to the symposium, attend the symposium at VIU on December 9, complete some independent work on December 10, and return to VIU for the second day of the symposium on December 11.

Vancouver Island University TBL Institute
Transform Your Classroom with Team-Based Learning
December 9 and 11, 2015 in Nanaimo, British Columbia

The evidence is growing worldwide in support of the Michaelsen-Knight-Fink Model of Team-Based Learning (2004). TBL promotes greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. It works in any discipline, with any content; with beginning students as well as advanced students; in large classes as well as small classes. The key? Design well, then get out of the way while students figure things out. TBL is now broadly in use at institutions of higher learning on several continents, with measurement data consistently showing high gains in student achievement and low rates of attrition.

The Vancouver Island University TBL Institute is designed to take you through the process of transforming a traditionally taught course into a TBL course. This event is geared for faculty members who will implement the TBL approach beginning in January 2016.

For more information about TBL, please visit the TBL Collaborative or peruse LearnTBL, the collection of resources provided by Jim Sibley at UBC. To apply, please provide us with your information at