Shaking Up Criminal Justice Education with Team-Based Learning

Janet P. Stamatel, Shawn D. Bushway, William D. Roberson

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This article introduces readers to the philosophy and design of team-based learning (TBL), a method developed by Dr. Larry Michaelsen that was influenced by literature in organizational psychology and pedagogy documenting what actually motivates adults to learn and how they master higher order learning skills. We describe how TBL was implemented in several criminal justice courses and illustrate how this method has drastically reduced student apathy, increased attendance, improved performance, and eliminated frustration for both instructors and students. Additionally, we reflect on how this method has reshaped our roles as educators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-434
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Law


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