Critical Thinking and Collaboration: A Strategy to Enhance Student Learning
November 8, 2012
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Ronald A. Styron, Jr.
In numerous studies relative to collaboration and critical thinking, an instructional strategy called TeamBased Learning has proven to be an effective approach to teaching and learning. Team-Based Learning utilizes a specific sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework in which students increasingly hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing to discussion. Using an action research conceptual model diffusion of innovation theory, the process of P-20 quality enhancement using Team-Based Learning is examined.
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