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I implemented the use of team-based learning (TBL) for DPT 732 Therapeutic Exercise in Spring 2018. My decision to implement this approach specifically to DPT 732 was related to a small number of students still reporting feeling unprepared to teach therapeutic exercise in their first clinical experiences in the subsequent semester after this class. Historically, students come in to DPT 732 with a significant variation in levels of past experience and knowledge on the topic. My goal in using TBL was to encourage the less experienced students to take more accountability for their own professional growth and life-long learning, and for the students with more experience to begin to step into a teaching role, together functioning as a team, and in consideration of our program’s goal of encouraging our graduates to become clinical instructors in the future.
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TBL; Team Based Learning
Turner, Cassy, "Team-Based Learning in Physical Therapy" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 118.