Both TBL and PBL attempt to maximally engage the learner and both are designed to encourage interactive teaching / learning. PBL is student centered. TBL, in contrast, is typically instructor centered. The PBL Executive Committee of the UTHSC-Houston Medical School, in an attempt to capture the pedagogical advantages of PBL and of TBL, implemented a unique PBL experience into the ICE/PBL course during the final block of PBL instruction in year 2. PBL cases provided the content knowledge for focused learning. The subsequent, related TBL exercises fostered integration / critical thinking about each of these cases. [See PDF for complete abstract]
PBL, problem-based, team-based, critical thinking
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Molony, Donald A. MD, "Modified Team-based Learning (TBL) as a tool in Problem-based learning (PBL); Observations and Lessons from Year One" (2007).
DigitalCommons@TMC, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day Abstracts. Paper 31.