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AM•EI Fellowship in Team Based Learning (FTBL)

Learner-Centered Pedagogy

The Fellowship in Team-Based Learning (FTBL) promotes a high degree of learners’ engagement, understanding and application of knowledge and skills using TBL. The programme is developed and taught by leading faculty from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore with a high level of TBL experience and expertise.

 

Innovative Teaching Approach

FTBL provide educators with the necessary tools and skills to learn innovative TBL approaches and techniques at the beginning and intermediate levels to enhance their teaching. Educators will also learn to develop TBL modules and evaluate the success of TBL courses, modules and curricula. At the end of the fellowship programme, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the fundamentals of TBL
  • Design and implement TBL modules
  • Practice effective facilitation skills in TBL
  • Learn and refine the development of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Design and implement an effective evaluation strategy

 

Who Should Apply

Educators, prospective faculty or professionals from any discipline who plan to incorporate TBL into their curriculum.

Click here to hear what our participants had to say!

“The FTBL programme has inspired me to improve the way I teach, as I used to be inclined to teach didactically. Now, I have learnt how to LEAD – to learn, engage, apply and develop teaching materials.”

– Dr Sadia Qazi, Lecturer Anatomy, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Participant from FTBL 2017)

“The FTBL programme has equipped me with an additional tool under my 'teaching/learning artillery'. It has inspired me to experiment with TBL and use it to engage learners in active learning. If you want to engage learners in active learning and to learn in teams, Team-Based Learning is definitely the way to go.”

– Dr Clement Yan, Senior Principal Physiotherapist, Sengkang Health (Participant from FTBL 2017)

 

Programme Structure

The FTBL is essentially a comprehensive fellowship and Train-the-Trainer programme. This is a two year programme, consisting of 3 unique developmental series. The FTBL is designed for those who would like to seriously consider implementing TBL into their curriculum and would like consultation and guidance along the way in developing, implementing, and evaluating the activity.  It will also offer a process by which one can get certified as a trainer of basic TBL and therefore suitable for those who have been asked to train others in this teaching methodology.

Within each series, there will be structured reviews, i.e., TBL Works in Progress (TWIPs), and debrief sessions designed to engage the participants in discussions.

 

Curriculum Overview

Series 1 Signature Modules (Duration: 5 days)

Series 1 introduces and trains participants on all the aspects of designing effective TBL modules – from: defining what is TBL; creating good objectives; writing MCQs and applications; developing effective facilitation skills; to creating an action plan for implementation.

Module 1.1 Module 1.2 Module 1.3 Module 1.4 Module 1.5 Module 1.6
Introduction to Team-Based Learning (TBL) Facilitation I Designing Effective Objectives and Quality MCQs Application Writing Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Peer Evaluations

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basics of TBL and inspire them to consider using TBL in their curricula.

Effective Team-Based Learning (TBL) requires effective facilitation skills. This workshop, run in a TBL fashion, will review and demonstrate the elements of TBL, as well as help develop skills in facilitation. Pre-work assignments will be given to the participants to help them prepare for the activities.

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basics of writing higher order behavioural objectives and MCQs following the NBME guidelines.

This workshop is designed to impart upon participants the basics of crafting effective Application questions in TBL according to the 4S principles, so as to create and engaging problem-solving environment.

This workshop introduces the fundamental principles of programme evaluation, and how we can use the Logic Model as a tool for such a purpose.

This workshop introduces the participants to the different kinds of peer evaluations suitable for team learning, as well as how to create customized ones with which to motivate their learners to adopt desirable team behaviors.  


Series 2 Signature Modules (Duration: 5 days)

Series 2 provides advanced feedback after one has attempted to run some TBL modules. This includes peer review and feedback via our unique “TeamLEAD Works in Progress (TWIP)” process, advanced facilitation skills, and Scholarship.

Module 2.1 Module 2.2 Module 2.3
TeamLEAD Works in Progress (TWIP) Facilitation II Programme Evaluation & Scholarship

This workshop offers an opportunity to refine existing TBL modules, utilise the data generated by prior iterations to help participants develop their skills in question writing, module design, curriculum development and TBL facilitation.

This workshop is designed to develop educators’ skills at facilitating small group sessions, and an awareness of how student behavior is influenced by faculty behaviour in the setting of Team-Based Learning.

This workshop builds on prior learning and experiences using the logic model of programme evaluation. It offers insights to conducting programme evaluations, and provides an overview on tools used in designing programme evaluations.

 

Series 3 Signature Modules (Duration: 5 days)

Series 3 focuses on a more in-depth concentration on TWIPs, Mentorship, and a Train-the-Trainer module that focuses on developing participants to be certified TBL Consultant Trainers (in collaboration with the Team-Based Learning Collaborative).

Module 3.1 Module 3.2 Module 3.3
TeamLEAD Works in Progress (TWIP) Scholarship in Education – Making an Impact TBL Consultant-Trainer
This module builds off the TWIP process that participants have undergone in Series 2, with a more structured and in-depth concentration provided on ensuring the high standards in quality of their TBL materials. Participants will be introduced to the scholarship of education and ways to increase the scholarly impact of their work. Participants will present their work together with the class and brainstorm methods to increase scholarly impact. This workshop is designed to review the Team-Based Learning Collaborative criteria for becoming a TBL Consultant-Trainer, and through activities done during Series 3 to help participants fulfill some of the criteria, develop their portfolio, and make plans for completion of the criteria.


FTBL Dates

 

1st Intake

2nd Intake

3rd Intake

4th Intake

5th Intake

Series 1

23 - 27 Apr 2012

24 - 28 Jun 2013

7 - 11 Apr 2014

13 - 17 Apr 2015

18 - 22 Apr 2016

Series 2

28 Jan - 11 Feb 2014

7 - 11 Apr 2014

13 - 17 Apr 2015

18 - 22 Apr 2016

17- 21 Apr 2017

Series 3

7 - 11 Apr 2014

13 - 17 Apr 2015

18 - 22 Apr 2016

17 - 21 Apr 2017

16 - 20 Apr 2018

2 - 6 Apr 2018

 

 

6th Intake

7th Intake

8th Intake

9th Intake

Series 1

17 - 21 Apr 2017

16 - 20 Apr 2018

2 - 6 Apr 2018

22 - 26 Apr 2019

20 - 24 Apr 2020

Series 2

16 - 20 Apr 2018

2 - 6 Apr 2018

22 - 26 Apr 2019

20 - 24 Apr 2020

TBD

Series 3

22 - 26 Apr 2019

20 - 24 Apr 2020

TBD

TBD

 

*Due to a conflict in schedule, the next FTBL session has been brought forward to the week of 2 to 6 Apr 2018.

 

Certification

To obtain a Certificate of Completion for the FTBL programme, participants are expected to:

  1. Attend and meet the requirements of each module in all three Series
  2. Submit evaluation reports at the end of each module and at the end of each series
  3. Complete an evaluation project related to their TBL module development
  4. Submit a poster for presentation, and share outcomes of your evaluation project

 

For those who wish to receive certification as an official TBL Consultant-Trainer from AM•EI, participants are expected to:

  1. Craft and complete a TBL Portfolio that demonstrates the key competencies of a TBL Consultant Trainer.
  2. If you are a member of TBLC, you will also receive a certificate from the TBLC

 

More information will be shared with participants in the actual FTBL programme

 

Early-Bird Discount

Applicants who register for the FTBL programme before 28th February 2018 will enjoy a further 20% off any of the above-mentioned fees.

 

SkillsFuture Credit

Starting from January 2016, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above are eligible to use their SkillsFuture Credit to register for the FTBL programme!.

 

Sponsorship and Scholarship

AM•EI offers a limited number of scholarships and sponsorships each year. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

How to Apply

Interest applicants for the next FTBL run are invited to submit the following documents to amei-info@duke-nus.edu.sg:

  1. Curriculum vitae or resume
  2. Brief introduction about yourself, your interest in TBL and why you would like to participate in the Fellowship
  3. (For scholarship applicants only) Reasons why you should be considered for the scholarship or sponsorship

Registrations will be reviewed by our panel of TBL specialists. Successful applicants will be notified via email within a few weeks after all the required documents have been submitted.