Sequence: Urbanism (TBL)

Sequence Information
Sequence: Urbanism (TBL)
Introduction to Urbanism

TBL Lesson

In this Team based Learning lesson, students will learn about Urbanism, what it means and how it relates to their living environment.

If you are new to TBL, please take a look at the TBL Documentation. 

Facilitation instructions:

As facilitator in this TBL lesson, you will need to:

1. Allocate students into team.
2. Open gates when you need student to start activities (iRAT, tRAT, AEs) in the lesson. 
3. Monitor student progress, analyse and compare iRAT and tRAT scores to identify student's knowledge gaps and facilitate students' discussion based on their burning questions or challenges.
4. View TBL analytics and reports to help you facilitate the students discussions and time your intervention
5. During the application exercises, you might want to simultaneously disclose teams answers to engage students in discussions as well as facilitate the Gallery walks. 

Further details on this lesson.

Activities Breakdown

As this is a TBL lesson, the structure of it goes as follows:

Starts with an Introduction This can be an introduction to the subject. If students are not familiar with TBL, please suggest them the LAMS TBL Students Guide.

Team Formation. As a teacher, you will need to allocate students into teams.

Followed by at Gate. A gate to control the student’s flow. By using gates allows you to control when students can begin an activity. Gates give you the overall management of students’s flow in the lesson. .

Next, it’s the iRAT The Individual Readiness Assurance Test (iRAT) is where the students will take the RAT questions individually.

Leader selection The Leader Selection activity, where students get to discuss and select who will be the person that will act a “leader” for the group. This person will be the one that select and write the answer on behalf of the team. The reason we put this as a separate activity is because we want the students to understand the importance of the role, not just as a mere note taker, but as a person that commits the team to a consensus answers, encourage other team members to participate and also importantly, keep track of time.

tRAT Then we are up to the tRAT or Team Readiness Assurance Test -which contains the same questions as the iRAT but now to be answered as a team. In the tRAT the team leader will answer the questions on behalf of the team and also might raise challenges or burning questions when the team feels that clarification or further details on the subject is required.

One or more Application Exercises According to the learning outcomes to be covered in your TBL design, you might have one or more Application Exercises. These AEs are real and authentic cases where students in their own teams will get to apply and expand on the knowledge they have just learned and tested previously (in the iRAT and tRAT).

Periodically, TBL might use a Self & Peer Review activity This stage is an periodical component of the team-based learning process. Usually used at the middle or end of the course,

Final reflection This is technically not part of the TBL process, but it’s encouraged. In this activity, students are asked to reflect on their key learning points covered by the lesson. This reflections aim to solidify key learning concepts for the students and can later be reviewed by them as preparation for other assessments/exams.

Keywords: Urbanism

Run time: 1.5 hours

Delivery Mode: in class or online

RAT questions source:

Outline of Activities: iRAT, tRAT, AEs and individual reflection.

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Audience: Further education High school College - University
Subjects: Architecture and design Cultural and ethnic studies Environmental studies
Language: English
LAMS Version: 4.0
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Authored By:   Chelsea Bullock
Date: 21 October 2020 07:31 PM
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