Title

Implementation of Team-Based Learning in Aviation Education

Presenter Email

austinwalden@gmail.com

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Start Date

3-2-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2020 9:30 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Ab initio flight training; Advanced flight training; STEM Education

Keywords

team-based learning, aviation education, part 141, ground schools

Abstract

Recent research in the field of Aviation Education and Educational Psychology has shown that students are in need of greater interaction and social skills. Additionally, although Part 141 flight training programs and ground school classes offer many opportunities for collaboration and for dynamic teamwork, often those opportunities are missed as flight training is still largely a "one-on-one" effort between the student and the certificated flight instructor.

Within the last decade, Team-Based Learning has come to prominence in a variety of disciplines across the academic landscape. Team Based-learning incorporates both individual test taking, and group based test taking into one academic environment. Social benefits include development of organic bonds between students and faculty, higher retention rates, and increased patterns of adaptive learning.

Team-Based Learning has been implemented in three sections of ground schools at the freshman and sophomore level, and have shown a positive increase in Stage Exam and FAA Written Exam results. Additionally, upcoming research shows how this implementation of Team-Based Learning has created new positive classroom dynamics.

This presentation guides fellow aviation educators step-by-step on what Team-Based Learning is, and how to implement Team-Based Learning in their aviation education environments. Major pitfalls, and surprising benefits will be discussed at length.

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Presented during Concurrent Session 1A: Flight Training

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Mar 2nd, 8:00 AM Mar 2nd, 9:30 AM

Implementation of Team-Based Learning in Aviation Education

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Recent research in the field of Aviation Education and Educational Psychology has shown that students are in need of greater interaction and social skills. Additionally, although Part 141 flight training programs and ground school classes offer many opportunities for collaboration and for dynamic teamwork, often those opportunities are missed as flight training is still largely a "one-on-one" effort between the student and the certificated flight instructor.

Within the last decade, Team-Based Learning has come to prominence in a variety of disciplines across the academic landscape. Team Based-learning incorporates both individual test taking, and group based test taking into one academic environment. Social benefits include development of organic bonds between students and faculty, higher retention rates, and increased patterns of adaptive learning.

Team-Based Learning has been implemented in three sections of ground schools at the freshman and sophomore level, and have shown a positive increase in Stage Exam and FAA Written Exam results. Additionally, upcoming research shows how this implementation of Team-Based Learning has created new positive classroom dynamics.

This presentation guides fellow aviation educators step-by-step on what Team-Based Learning is, and how to implement Team-Based Learning in their aviation education environments. Major pitfalls, and surprising benefits will be discussed at length.