Research Article
Issue Date: June 18, 2019
Published Online: June 18, 2019
Updated: June 19, 2019
Team-Based Learning and the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBL–SAI): A Longitudinal Study of Master of Occupational Therapy Students’ Changing Perceptions
Author Affiliations
  • Ron Carson, OTD, MHS, OT, CLT, is Home Health Therapist, Interim Home Health, Daytona Beach, Florida. At the time of the study, he was Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL; rdcarson@gmail.com
  • Heidi Mennenga, PhD, RN, CNE, is Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, Brookings.
Article Information
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Research Article   |   June 18, 2019
Team-Based Learning and the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBL–SAI): A Longitudinal Study of Master of Occupational Therapy Students’ Changing Perceptions
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 06 2019, Vol. 73, 7304205010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.032623
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 06 2019, Vol. 73, 7304205010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.032623
Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Despite evidence showing that team-based learning (TBL) is accepted by students, a gap in evidence exists regarding how students’ experiences with TBL may change over time. In this study, we explored changes in accountability, satisfaction, and preference for TBL or traditional lecture among occupational therapy students using TBL across 1 yr of occupational therapy education.

METHOD. Forty-one pairs of data from first- and third-term occupational therapy students were analyzed to determine changes in students’ experience with TBL over time.

RESULTS. Data analysis of first- and third-term students showed significant changes in accountability with TBL (p = .027), satisfaction with TBL (p = .021), and preference for TBL over traditional lecture (p = .019).

CONCLUSION. Considerable differences were found in individual cohorts regarding satisfaction, accountability, and the overall TBL experience; however, no notable differences were found between cohorts.