Resources about Learning in Groups

Team-Based Learning (TBL)

This site distinguishes team-based learning from learning in groups. The single biggest problem with team-based learning is using ineffective assignments for teams. Check here to see videos that explain TBL, the difference between teams and groups, a description of the TBL process for this teaching strategy, and guidance for creating and evaluating student team-based assignments. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative offers an annual TBL Conference. You can sign up for the TBL Listserv to pose questions and learn about good practices.

IU Kokomo's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment facilitates a once-a-semester meeting of the Team-Based Learning Special Interest Group for faculty who use TBL and faculty interested in finding out more about TBL.

Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams

This chapter from Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis (1993) gives some strategies and tips for designing, organizing, and evaluating student work done in groups. It also addresses student and faculty concerns about group work.