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ERIC Number: EJ901670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Implementing Team-Based Learning in an Introduction to Law Course
Dana, Susan W.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v24 n1 p59-108 Win-Spr 2007
Instructors have been using small group learning for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Appearing under a variety of names, including, most prominently, collaborative learning and cooperative learning, it is, in essence, "the instructional use of small groups so that students work together to maximize their own and each other's learning." Small group learning takes a variety of forms, one of which is team-based learning (TBL). This article describes the author's experience implementing TBL in an undergraduate introduction to law course. The article first summarizes the elements of TBL. The second section of the article contains a brief description of the introduction to law course that is the subject of this article and an explanation of why the author adopted TBL for the course. Part III describes how the author implemented TBL in the course, including detailed descriptions of how each element of the TBL process was operationalized in the course. The fourth section of the article assesses the success of the author's use of TBL, while Part V contains lessons learned and advice for others wishing to adopt TBL in an undergraduate law course. (Contains 77 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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