Shawn Bushway, Ph.D. – Team Based Learning in the Criminal Justice Classroom

Dr. Shawn Bushway, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, has worked with a range of instructional methods over several years. In more recent years he has implemented Team-Based Learning (TBL), a course design and management strategy pioneered by Professor Larry Michaelsen. TBL requires students to do considerable work independently before coming to class. In class they work in teams to solve problems and make decisions informed by their understanding of and interpretation of course content. For more information on TBL visit

Video 1 – A New Classroom Dynamic

Video 2 – From Knowledge to Application

Video 3 – Learning to Trust the Method