Association of Egyptian-American Scholars
We assume that the way we “see” things is the way they really are or the way they should be. A PARADIGM, SHIFT is a way of looking at something differently. We are stepping “outside the box. It’s a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. The shift. from Teacher Centered to Student Centered in education strategy . A shift. from An educational institution exists to provide instruction.to An educational institution exists to produce learning. A shift from traditional. teaching to Team Based Learning (TBL) . TBL is a teaching and learning strategy that was first implemented in business schools.
TBL is a teacher-directed method that involves active collaborative and competitive learning, inviroment which promotes the application of knowledge through small group discussions without loosing the large group sprit in a single venue with a limited number of faculty present. This process includes both individual and group accountability.
It is of 3 phases
Phase 1 Preparation (Pre-class)
Phase 2 Readiness Assurance (In-class) Phase 3 Application of Course Concepts
The advantage of this method is it Increase engagement Improve attendance, Improve performance specially poor ones, Increase faculty collaboration
Can TBL be part of the solution package to medical/higher education problems in Egypt? This needs Desire to change, Leadership support & a strong Faculty Development Programme.