Team-Based Learning in AN 101: Introduction to Archaeology & Biological Anthropology

Author(s): Philip Carr; Julie Estis; Cecelia Martin

Year: 2018


Team-Based Learning (TBL), a powerful pedagogical tool, has several essential elements: forming permanent teams; flipping the classroom; a specific sequence of individual work and teamwork; and immediate feedback. As a polar opposite of the traditional "sage on the stage" pedagogy, there are advantages and disadvantages for implementation of TBL in a moderate-sized (50+ students) introductory course. Specifics of the implementation are discussed for this first time use of TBL in AN 101 and lessons learned are reviewed. Comparison between student work from the traditional and TBL class are discussed. Expectations are that TBL will create a motivational framework in which students increasingly hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing, which will result in higher class performance.

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Team-Based Learning in AN 101: Introduction to Archaeology & Biological Anthropology. Philip Carr, Julie Estis, Cecelia Martin. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445040)

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Abstract Id(s): 20249