Living our Model: Team Based Learning

team based learning

The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) is pleased to announce another session in the Living Our Model series, a series highlighting various elements of the RRU Learning and Teaching Model and how faculty members are bringing it to life through their courses. The next session, to be held the afternoon of November 23, 2017 in the Centre for Dialogue at RRU, will be focused on the Team-based Learning element of the model.  

This session will provide a Liberating Structure format, “Shift and Share”, to highlight reflection and processes being used and developed to enhance team-based learning experiences in the classroom.  This structure offers space to share ideas to maximize benefits and minimize barriers of team-based learning. It will appeal to anyone seeking to improve their team based processes and share their wisdom - from newbies to experts!

This session brings together three voices - faculty, CTET, and Team Coaching - to share a variety of tools/processes that can be used to enhance team based learning in your classroom.  

During the session you will exchange ideas with:

  • Kathleen Manion of the School of Humanitarian Studies: Integrating team based learning through enhanced design, integrating coaching support, and team based activities and assessments in the classroom

  • Sophia Palahicky, Manager with CTET: Designing and developing relevant team-based learning activities, assignments, and assessment.  

  • Trish Dyck and Nooreen Shah-Preusser, Team Coaches: Coaching teams to become efficient learning communities, dealing with team challenges, using technology to enhance team learning

All RRU faculty and staff are invited to participate in this session. Watch for an Outlook invitation coming soon to indicate your interest in engaging in in this participatory session either in person or online. It will be held from 1-3pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Note: Past sessions of the Living Our Model series have focused on the Outcomes-Based and Technology-Enhanced elements of the LTM. Visit the Living Our Model resource on RRU’s Open Educational Resources (OER) site for more information.