Join us for Teams for Learning @ Duke
Friday, March 16, 2012
10:00am – 3:00pm
Perkins Library Room 217, Duke Campus
Join other Duke faculty who are either interested in or actively implementing team-based learning at Duke, for our first, multidisciplinary Teams for Learning @ Duke workshop. Team-based learning is a structured form of “flipping the classroom” where students learn basic content before class, get immediate feedback on their comprehension in class and then practice applying the content with their peers during class. Years of research on team-based learning show that students master course content and improve collaboration and problem solving skills.
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- Learn why educators at Duke use team-based learning in the classroom
- Share insights, challenges, questions and successes with Duke faculty experienced or interested in team-based learning
- Participate in a team-based learning experience to understand the student perspective (optional)
- Receive a book with examples of team-based learning from your discipline (for early registrants)
- Develop a community interested in pursuing and promoting team-based learning at Duke
10:00 – 11:30 am
Introduction to Team-Based Learning (optional)
Interested in the fundamentals of team-based learning? Want to know what iRATs, IF-AT cards and “application exercises” are? This session is designed for faculty new to team learning. Participants will be assigned into teams, then led through a team activity to experience the student perspective first-hand.
11:30 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch and “Why Team-Based Learning at Duke?”
A set of brief talks by Duke faculty and students who have used team-based learning, outlining their motivations, challenges, successes and ideas for future classes.
Stephen Craig, Professor, Chemistry Department
She is currently teaching her third team-based learning course, using many active learning techniques.
Will Patrick, Duke Senior
Team-based learning course: Lab course in Neuroscience
Hanna Grokenberger, Duke Sophomore
Team-based learning course: Large lecture, Intro Psychology
Number of students in class: 100
Jenny Wang, Duke Senior
Team-based learning course: Medium Lecture, Neuroscience Methods
Number of students in class: 24
Jessica Little, UNC Senior
Team-based learning course: Seminar, Learning and Memory
Number of students in class: 16
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Small group discussions of Teams for Learning and ideas for support
Each table will include at least one experienced team instructor who will discuss participant concerns and share their experiences. At the end, participants will generate suggestions for how Duke could support faculty using teams for learning.
We hope you’ll join us!
Andrea Novicki, Academic Technology Consultant, Duke Center for Instructional Technology
Morgan Barlow, Project Manager of the team-based learning initiative in Duke’s Global Health Institute
Craig Dane Roberts, Assistant Director of Education, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Where can I learn more about teams for learning?
- MOOC completion and course activities
- Bass Online Apprentices Share the MOOC Student Experience
- Lessons from a Meta-MOOC
- Embed VoiceThreads into WordPress Sites
- Students in Duke’s Data Analysis and Statistical Inference MOOC
- Marine Megafauna: By the Numbers
- Marine Megafauna MOOC and the Public Library of Science (PLoS) collection