Title

Student Engagement and Examination Performance in a Team-Based Learning Course

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2013

Abstract

With calls for innovation in nursing education from national bodies of nursing, nurse educators must determine the best teaching strategies to meet educational standards. Team-based learning (TBL), an innovative teaching strategy, offers educators a structured, student-centered learning environment. The purpose of this study was to compare TBL and traditional lecture (a commonly used teaching method) in regard to student engagement and performance on examinations. In addition, the relationship between student engagement and examination scores was examined. Findings showed significant differences in student engagement (p < 0.001). Analysis of examination scores indicated a significant effect within participants (p < 0.001). Mixed findings were found regarding the relationship between student engagement and examination scores. This research contributes to the body of knowledge related to TBL and suggests this teaching strategy is, at minimum, equally as effective as traditional lecture.

Publication Title

Journal of Nursing Education

Volume

52

Issue

8

First Page

475

Last Page

479

DOI of Published Version

10.3928/01484834-20130718-04

Publisher

SLACK Inc

Rights

Copyright © 2013 SLACK