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An introduction to using Team-Based Learning for interdisciplinary teaching


In this interactive workshop, attendees will have the chance to become familiar with using Team-Based Learning. This active learning method, teaches students the importance of accountability for self and team based activities and the link to employment.

What will the course cover?

  • An overview of active learning
  • An introduction to the stages of Team-Based Learning (iRAt, tRAT and application exercises, peer review)
  • Participation in an example of a Team-Based Learning activity
  • Information on how to get started with introducing Team-Based Learning
  • Discussion on how to create a working group for designing and moderating Team-Based Learning teaching materials
The course will be run in an interactive style, where participation of course attendees will be expected.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for educators from any discipline, who are interested in learning new methods of engaging students in the class room with the aim of fostering active engagement, accountability and interdisciplinary learning in a diverse team. No previous experience with using Team-Based Learning is required.

Course tutor

Nicky Milner is a senior lecturer in medical science at the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. She is passionate about active learning and building motivation and confidence in students.  Her research is based on the use of active learning pedagogies for improving retention and engagement in students, particularly foundation year students. She is keen to promote the use of Team-Based Learning and to create a working group for designing and moderating shared learning materials for use in the biological sciences.

Certification and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A certificate of attendance will be provided after the event.
We evaluate all of our training events, to make sure that we maintain a high quality of training.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 15 CPD points.

Professional Registers

This course supports registers competencies and has been identified as supporting competency development for: Registered Scientist (RSci), Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).
Competency area:
  • Application of knowledge and understanding
  • Interpersonal skills


Members - £50 + VAT
Members of Member Organisations, SCAS members - £60 + VAT
Non-members - £90 + VAT

Non-members who have completed a membership application and made payment can also benefit from the discounted member rate.


For further information about this course please contact our Training and Development Officer at or on 020 76852578.


Unfortunately, the Royal Society of Biology is unable to offer refunds on training courses that have been attended. We do, of course, welcome and encourage any feedback from a course and will continue to improve the service we offer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with over 10 working days' notice = 100% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with 5-10 working days' notice = 50% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with less than 5 working days' notice = 0% refund

The Royal Society of Biology reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training event up to 10 working days before the event is due to take place. A full refund will be issued.

If the Royal Society of Biology is required to cancel or reschedule a training event with under 10 working days' notice due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued and 50% of attendee prepaid travel will be compensated.

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