Team-based learning is an evidence-based teaching and learning strategy that uses collaboration as its main method of content delivery. It is designed around units of instruction, known as “modules,” which occur as part of a three-step cycle: preparation, in-class readiness assurance testing, and application-focused exercise. A single class period typically includes one module.
Team-based learning refers to an educational method that is based on four underlying principles. First, Groups should be properly formed (e.g. Intellectual levels should be equally distributed among the groups). These teams are permanent for the duration of the semester. Second, students are accountable for their pre-learning and for working in teams. Third, team assignments should aim to promote team development and individual learning. Fourth,Students must receive frequent and immediate feedback.