Team-based learning: improving results, engagement and experience for international students

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International students are critical to the continuing success of the HE sector and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. The advantages that UK institutions have held are decreasing (Post-study work visa restrictions have impacted on entrant levels) and they must now look beyond “normal” offerings to students. This paper examines the pedagogical and practical considerations of transitioning a traditional course towards a Team-Based Learning (TBL) model. TBL courses enable students to gain a genuine appreciation of the power of team interaction and different approaches to decision-making. The study focuses on students studying a Masters programme in International Marketing at a British Business School. Course leaders have previously expressed frustration with levels of student interaction, often due to cultural differences and language challenges. We find a significant improvement in student engagement and also performance. The paper also highlights important practical considerations for anyone involved with the design / re-design of business related programmes.

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ConferenceUK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Annual Conference 2016
Period29/06/16 → …
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  • TBL
  • Team-based learning
  • international students
  • Marketing

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Blackmore-Wright, J., & Beeson, H. (2016). Team-based learning: improving results, engagement and experience for international students. Paper presented at UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Annual Conference 2016, .
Blackmore-Wright, James ; Beeson, Helena. / Team-based learning: improving results, engagement and experience for international students. Paper presented at UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Annual Conference 2016, .
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