Ensuring Student Buy-In for TBL

Thursday, June 7, 2018
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Room 135, Harrell Medical Education Building

Teaching methods including the “flipped classroom” and Team-Based Learning (TBL) require students to pre-learn course materials before a teaching session, where exercises rely on students using self-gained knowledge. This is the reverse to “traditional” teaching when course materials are presented during a lecture, and students are assessed on that material during another session at a later stage. This session describes an introductory orientation class session that prepares and engages students to successfully participate in courses requiring pre-learning.


  1. Experience a series of orientation activities designed to prepare students
    A.  for pre-learning and active engagement in the classroom,
    B.  for active engagement in the classroom,
    C.  to develop a productive collaborative learning culture, and
    D.  provide the educator with valuable information about students’ motivations and expectations.

Preparation Assignment None.

Workshop Presenters:

Wayne T. McCormack, PhD
Distinguished Teaching Scholar & Professor
Dept. of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine
UF College of Medicine
Past President, Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Michelle Farland, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
Dept. of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
UF College of Pharmacy
TBLC Trainer-Consultant
President-Elect, Team-Based Learning Collaborative