A variety of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research has identified Team-Based Learning (TBL) as a powerful and versatile teaching strategy enabling instructors to take small-group learning to a higher level of effectiveness. TBL employs a series of active teaching and learning techniques to transform groups of individuals into high-performance learning teams. While research exists in a variety of disciplines, a dearth of information exists regarding its applicability and effectiveness in homeland security. The following study investigates student perceptions of TBL in two homeland security courses over the period of three years. The authors provide background on the methodology as well as smart practices for those considering its adoption.
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Sullivan, W. J. & Baggett, R. K. (2018). Undergraduate student perceptions of team based learning (TBL) in the homeland security classroom. Journal of Homeland Security Education, 7, 1–12, https://jsire.org/undergraduate-student-perceptions-of-team-based-learning-tbl-in-the-homeland-security-classroom