Visiting Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Robins School of Business
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173 firstname.lastname@example.org
Background InformationI teach Principles of Economics and American Economic History at the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business. My research is in economic history and the history of institutions,
I have used Team Based Learning in my principles of economics classes (micro and macro) for three semesters. The students apparently learn well in the TBL format, although I have no rigorous way of showing they do better than in my previous format, which was 75-80% lecture.
I have not conducted a systematic comparison of test scores, but of course that would not show anything conclusive, given the confounding variables.
To my surprise I found implementation much less problematic than anticipated. Much of the set up work was needed before the first semester. I enjoy working with students as they solve problems in the team format. In many instances they work well together, and progress through the semester as predicted in the TBL literature.
I continue to look for ways to improve, so I was delighted to be invited to be part of this project to develop better application problems.