Implementing the Problem-Based, Team-Based Learning (PBTL) Strategy

When and Where

May 10 2017 01:00-02:00PM | Greenbrier Room

Session Information

Learn how to effectively implement this student-centered strategy to engage your students in integrating concepts from multiple disciplines to address real-world problems. The presenter will guide you through the processes of identifying appropriate problems, designing the learning experience, configuring groups, and avoiding pitfalls when implementing this strategy.


Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Dr. Stephanie Young is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Biology Department at West Virginia University. She has a B.A. in Secondary Education: Biology and General Science (Grades 5-Adult), a Ph.D. in Biology, and postdoctoral experience in Molecular Forensic Biology. She has been teaching both introductory and upper-division biology courses for majors at WVU for 5 years. Student engagement and the use of active learning strategies in Biology Education is her current research interest. Within her department, she has had the opportunity to design and implement several new courses. One such course introduces freshman honors biology majors to Problem-Based, Team-Based Learning and Information Dissemination strategies. This course allows for first-semester freshman to work in teams to provide conceptual solutions to real world scientific problems such as employing gene therapy to cure cancer, developing vaccines for diseases in which there are none, and using genetic engineering to modify living organisms. Dr. Young was a participant in WVU’s first Regional Summer Institute and became a moderator for the same Institute in 2012. She has worked with at-risk students in the past through the Faculty Fellow program at WVU. She has also participated in multiple student and community outreach events during her time at WVU.