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Enhancing Teaching Excellence through Team-based Learning

Cohen, Judy, Robinson, Catherine (2017) Enhancing Teaching Excellence through Team-based Learning. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55 (2). pp. 133-142. ISSN 1470-3297. (doi:10.1080/14703297.2017.1389290) (KAR id:63999)

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Through the lens of implementing team-based learning (TBL), this paper unpacks elements of ‘excellence’ and investigates the influence of individual belief systems, the learning environment and institutional context in influencing perceptions of ‘excellence’. We analyse the adoption of a student-centred approach to teaching and explore the implications for innovative approaches to teaching in a TEF environment. An outline of our findings in relation to TBL is discussed, and a conceptual framework of perceptions of excellence is presented. In recognition of the dichotomy between novice and expert learners, approaches to enhancing teaching excellence are discussed. We conclude with a mechanism by which metric-driven evaluation methods are likely to hinder pedagogical innovations and moves to enhance teaching excellence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14703297.2017.1389290
Uncontrolled keywords: Teaching excellence, team-based learning, student engagement, TEF metrics
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Catherine Robinson
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 18:08 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 15:00 UTC
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