Teaching & Learning


Talk Teaching, Talk Tech: Team-based Learning (TBL) - f2f

29 March 2022, 10:00 am–11:30 am

computer screen showing online learners

Experience Team-based Learning (TBL) as a student. Share your views and experiences of using TBL in your teaching or come and join as a newbie to TBL looking to understand the approach and how you might use it in your own context.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena and Digital Education


Arena Room - UCL Arena Centre for Research-Based Education
10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place
United Kingdom

29 March 10:00:11:30

Overview of session

Team-based Learning (TBL) is a learning and teaching approach that uses pre-session work, individual and small group work, and immediate feedback to engage students in the active learning process. It is useful for applying conceptual knowledge to an authentic and real-world problem.

In this session you will experience TBL as a student, completing a pre-session reading task (a short article on TBL) before working through the typical stages of TBL in a classroom setting. We will experience and consider the use of technology throughout the process and end by having time to discuss the application of TBL to you own context. 

Session aims

  • Understand the stages of, and pedagogic rationale for a Team-based Learning (TBL) session
  • Consider how technology can be used to supplement traditional paper-based approaches to TBL
  • Discuss how to design TBL sessions, and demonstrate resources to support design and development
  • Reflect on how to apply TBL to knowledge and student learning in your discipline

If you can, please bring your own mobile device, tablet or laptop.