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Benefits of Team-Based Learning showcased at European Symposium


Teachers, lecturers and those involved in education are invited to an event on Team-Based Learning, an alternative approach to learning which is gaining popularity across Europe. 

The free event - The European TBL Symposium -  will be held at the University of Bradford on Wednesday 23 November 2022. 

Team-Based Learning is a form of active and collaborative learning using a special sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework in which students hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing to discussion. 

The method, which has been steadily growing in Higher Education and is now being adopted by schools and colleges across Europe, aims to help students take a deeper approach to learning and develop key skills to benefit them in the workplace. 

The European Team-Based Learning Symposium includes a number of workshops and talks, including:

  • a discussion on Team-Based Learning in the Post-Covid era by keynote speaker Dr Steve Cayzer, senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath. 
  • Dr Kristina Medlinskiene, Associate Professor in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Bradford, will give a presentation on a new programme of Team-Based Learning for trainee pharmacists in the North of England. 
  • A presentation by researchers at the University of Wolverhampton, will look at how it has shown to increase students confidence and performance at foundation level in higher education. 
  • There will also be introductory and advanced workshops, led by Professor Simon Tweddell and Dr Gemma Quinn, both from the University of Bradford. 

The University of Bradford leads the Erasmus+ funded TALENT Project - a collaboration between educational and curriculum developers in Europe - and was the first in the UK to use the methodology in its Pharmacy undergraduate programmes (pictured above.) 

Professor Tweddell said: “The University of Bradford has been leading the development and dissemination of Team-Based Learning in the UK and wider Europe for the last 10 years. We’re delighted to be hosting this symposium to bring together educators from schools, colleges and universities to share our TBL experiences, disseminate our TBL research and scholarship outcomes and outputs, and develop networking opportunities for future cross sector collaborations.”

The event will be held in the Norcroft Centre, Richmond Road, Bradford, from 9:30 to 16:30.

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