Critical Thinking and Collaboration: A Strategy to Enhance Student Learning
Ronald A. Styron, Jr.
In numerous studies relative to collaboration and
critical thinking, an instructional strategy called Team-
Based Learning has proven to be an effective approach to
teaching and learning. Team-Based Learning utilizes a
specific sequence of individual work, group work and
immediate feedback to create a motivational framework
in which students increasingly hold each other
accountable for coming to class prepared and
contributing to discussion. Using an action research
conceptual model diffusion of innovation theory, the
process of P-20 quality enhancement using Team-Based
Learning is examined.