Introduction: Available evidence demonstrates that Team-Based Learning (TBL) enhances teacher-learner interactions, solves cognitive gaps, connects concepts, and builds critical thinking. Nowadays, TBL become a popular approach in undergraduate training (UGT). Surprisingly, only a few institutions implemented TBL into their post-graduate training (PGT) programs. UGT and PGT differ in their educational ecosystem, learning goals, and learner characteristics. Attempting to use TBL in PGT (TBL-PGT) requires adaptations to these differences. There are few conducted studies on TBL-PGT. Most discuss the possibility of using TBL in specific courses and do not discuss technical issues. We also experience challenges during our experiential TBL-PGT course. This paper aims to clarify TBL-PGT characteristics, identify potential challenges and discuss suitable solutions.
Methods: We search papers on TBL-PGT, identify technical issues and discuss potential solutions.
Results: To date, no systematic use of TBL in any post-graduate programs. All TBL-PGT attempts were experiential. The authors agreed that TBL could be part of the PGT program and that implementing TBL-PGT requires suitable adaptations. Experiences from experiential TBL-PGT affirm the crucial role of adapting course design to the particular PGT educational ecosystem, the complexity of knowledge, and the ability to link new concepts to real-life activities. We identify factors that might influence the TBL-PGT program outcomes, which include involving experts, enhancing learner accountability, building teams, determining educational goals, configuring assessments, preparing learning material, formulating authentic applications, training facilitators, and organizing in-class activities.
Conclusions: TBL is suitable for PGT. It promotes certain advantages. However, curriculum developers should consider adaptations while implementing TBL-PGT.
Luan Nhut Au, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City, Vietnam
My Thi Ngoc Do, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Hien Dang Phuoc Nguyen, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Stream: Professional Training
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Au L., Do M., & Nguyen H. (2024) Using Team-Based Learning for Post-graduate Training: Challenges and Solutions ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2024.69
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2024.69
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