The Keele TBL Group were the first chemistry educators in the UK to use Team Based Learning (TBL) in their teaching.
TBL is a highly structured active learning technique where students undertake a series of activities in teams, learning from each other and working together to solve problems. Team based learning has been shown to contribute to the development of a wide range of skills, such as communication, teamwork and problem solving, in addition to subject specific knowledge.
Over the last 7 years, the Keele TBL group have adapted the method to various contexts (e.g. foundation year programmes, transnational education, virtual online environments) and embedded it across all years of the chemistry degree programmes at Keele. This has received positive student feedback, contributing to enhanced student experience and performance.
The Keele TBL Group has adopted a collaborative approach not only to developing their own practice, but in widely disseminating their work, sharing practice openly and actively supporting colleagues and educators across the world to adopt TBL in their own teaching.