TLG: Team Based Learning Session

Oct 05, 2012

The Teaching and Learning Group announces a Team Based Learning session.

Date: November 22, 2012
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: WMX 2230

Team-Based Learning was born in the University of Oklamhoma Business School. The methodolgy focuses on having teams make difficult decisions and then publically report and defend their decisions. The methodology has since spread to other disciplines and gives us very powerful method to bring deep learning to large classroom settings. The method effectively addresses two important aspects of our classroom experiences – what happens when we can have our students come to class prepared? and what happens when we effectively engage our students in disciplinary decision-making?

In this very hands-on workshop – come experience what the Team–Based Learning (TBL) methodology is all about! Learn about this instructional strategy, how it changes the teacher and student experience, and what is necessary to get the course, teacher and students ready.

Instructor Bio
Jim Sibley is Director of the Centre for Instructional Support at the Faculty of Applied Science at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The Center for Instructional Support provides pedagogical and technology support to over 200 faculty in the 10 Engineering programs, a School of Architecture, School of Community and Regional Planning and a School of Nursing. As a faculty developer, he has led a nine year implementation of Team-Based Learning in Engineering and Nursing at UBC with a focus on large classroom facilitation. At UBC, he has been a tireless advocate for TBL giving over 20 workshops to over 250 faculty at the university. Jim has over 30 years experience in faculty support and training, facilitation, web design, and managing software development at UBC. He also has developed and led a new faculty campus orientations series, intensive course design seminars and series, and led the development of the iPeer online peer evaluation software (open source with over 7000 downloads).

Jim is an active member of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) serving on the board, membership committee, and web strategy committee (as a member of the web strategy committee he serves as the webmaster for He continues his work as a mentor in the TBLC’s Trainer the Trainer program. He is an international TBL consultant having worked schools in Australia, Korea, Pakistan, Lebanon, United States, and Canada to develop TBL programs.

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