TBL is an active and collaborative instructional strategy that is learner-centered and instructor-directed. Students are responsible for their own preparation before class and for their involvement during class. Also, they are required to apply their knowledge in solving authentic problems. As a result, the contact hours can be used for deep learning: instead of passively listening to the teacher, there is room for discussion and applying knowledge.
Advantages of TBL:
- TBL has proven effectiveness in small and large (student) groups
- Within TBL, only one instructor is needed (to guide the process)
- Within TBL, students learn to work together in a team
- TBL is a versatile instructional strategy
- The TBL multiple choice tests quickly provide the teacher with information about the learning obstacles of students, so he knows which subjects to emphasize on
- TBL stimulates peer learning among students, by its interactivity
- Within TBL, students learn to apply their knowledge
Are you curious what the advantages of TBL can mean to you? Or are you experimenting with TBL in your lessons and do you want to exchange ideas? Read the Teaching Topic about TBL here.