TBL Facilitation Skills

Thursday, June 7, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room 135, Harrell Medical Education Building

Providing student teams with quality learning materials is only the beginning of the TBL experience.  One early challenge new TBL faculty face is facilitating discussions in a way that effectively reinforces the significance of application exercises and assesses mastery of learning objectives.  This workshop will provide useful facilitation strategies to new and experienced TBL users alike, to help with the transition of their role from expert “sage on the stage” to facilitator “guide on the side”.


  1. Discuss facilitation strategies which enhance teaching interactions among team members and teams, support complete understanding of learning objectives tied to the exercise, and promote good classroom time-management.
  2. Identify ways to manage classroom issues, such as when a student presents a grievance with a RAT question, a team explains an answer incorrectly to the class, or a team asks for help during intra-team discussion.

Preparation Assignment:  Please read 12 Tips for Facilitiating TBL before the workshop.

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