Kristen Hessler, Ph.D. – Team Based Learning in a Large Class
Dr. Kristen Hessler, UAlbany Assistant Professor of Philosophy, after experimenting with different techniques to engage students in her large (150-student) lecture classes, decided to try Team Based Learning (TBL), a course design and management strategy pioneered by Professor Larry Michaelsen. This method incorporates frequent, immediate feedback and extensive use of small-group activities to promote student engagement and deeper learning.
Video 1 – Dr. Hessler explains her rationale for adopting Team-Based Learning in her large lecture course.
Video 2 – Dr. Hessler compares the outcomes, before and after.
Video 3 – Dr. Hessler describes the process of creating & using Readiness Assessment Tests (RATS), a key component of TBL.
Video 4 – Dr. Hessler recalls the process she went through to re-design her course.
Video 5 – Dr. Hessler discusses student reactions to TBL.
Video 6 – Dr. Hessler recounts a dramatic team turnaround from her first semester.