team-based learning, active learning strategies, teaching strategies, nursing education
A sense of urgency exists among nurse educators to determine the best possible teaching strategies to create a rich, engaging learning environment for students. With the calls for transformation, innovation, and excellence in nursing education from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing, educators may determine that current teaching strategies fall short. Team-based learning, an innovative teaching strategy, offers educators a structured, student-centered learning environment and may be effective in teaching necessary skills to students. An overview of how this strategy fosters many of the essential concepts, such as critical thinking, professionalism, communication, and interprofessional teamwork, is presented. Additionally, this article offers a clearly delineated "recipe" for implementing team-based learning in the classroom. This innovative strategy has the potential to transform nursing education and provide a positive teaching and learning environment for both educators and students
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
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Mennenga, Heidi A. and Smyer, Tish, "A Model for Easily Incorporating Team-Based Learning into Nursing Education" (2010). College of Nursing Faculty Publications. 11.
This work appeared in International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (2010) 7:1, DOI: 10.2202/1548-923X.1924.