Team-based learning in an undergraduate nursing course

Michele C. Clark, Hoang Thanh Nguyen, Chris Bray, Ruth E. Levine

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To increase student participation in the learning process, active learning methods, including small group learning, have become increasingly popular in modern curricula. One kind of small group learning, team-based learning, is a relatively new instructional strategy in health care education. Team-based learning uses theoretically based and empirically grounded strategies for ensuring the effectiveness of small groups working independently in classes with high student-to-faculty ratios (e.g., up to 200:1), without losing the benefits of faculty-led small groups with lower ratios (e.g., 7:1). To explore the effectiveness of this learning pedagogy, we evaluated students' level of engagement and attitudes toward the value of teams. Findings demonstrated that team-based learning is an effective teaching strategy for large groups of students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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