Advanced TBL Module Writing

Friday, June 8, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room 135, Harrell Medical Education Building

This workshop will emphasize the backward design approach to designing effective readiness assurance and 4-S application questions based on well written learning objectives.  Applications should focus on what students should be able to DO after a TBL session (i.e., high level learning objectives), and readiness assurance tests should focus on what students should KNOW (i.e., lower level learning objectives). Participants will apply what they learned about TBL design in “Creating Effective TBL Modules” and come to this workshop with a draft TBL module.  In this workshop participants will review and revise their draft material in a collaborative setting with guidance from the facilitators.


  1. Evaluate a draft TBL module using backward design principles.
  2. Evaluate application exercises for adherence to 4-S guidelines.
  3. Identify specific revisions to align RAT and application questions with learning objectives.

Preparation Assignment:  Please read TBL Backward Design before the workshop.  Write two learning objectives (one low level and one high level), one RAT question, and one 4-S application exercise for your course.  Please bring a laptop computer or other wireless device to share your document electronically via Google Docs.  Please also bring four hard copies.

Workshop Presenters:

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