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Evaluation of Team-Based Learning Activity Delivered To a Group of Respiratory Care Students


Tarig E. Fadelelmoula*

Background: The purpose of Team-Based Learning (TBL) is to deepen students’ higher cognitive skills and to produce teams that are dynamic and interactive. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine respiratory care advanced level students’ learning experiences with team-based learning (TBL) at a Saudi Private Education University. Materials and Methods: The investigator observed the students during a TBL session, and after the session students filled, a survey composed of biographical data and quantitative and qualitative questions focusing on student learning experiences about the session. Results: Before the session students appeared to have no negative perception of teambased learning. Observation during the session revealed high students’ interaction. Following the session, students had a positive experience and found TBL valuable and more useful than traditional lecture methods. Students enjoyed working in teams, during group readiness assessment and application, and they recommended using team-based learning in more courses. Conclusion: The results of this study showed TBL as an effective teaching strategy to stimulate active learning and teamwork skills among students and should be offered in more courses in respiratory care curriculum to strengthens and promote problem-solving and decisionmaking skills among respiratory care graduates.

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