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Improving Student Teamwork in a Collaborative Project-Based Course

Improving Student Teamwork in a Collaborative Project-Based Course

“The team-building workshop consists of one hour of instructor-led discussion designed to have students:  (1) examine differences in individual personalities and preferred work styles; (2) identify the opportunities and obstacles that these individual differences pose for team performance and (3) explore ways to successfully work together to take advantage of the opportunities to avoid the obstacles to achieve successful team performance.” (p.140) During the course of the semester, each student received three evaluations of his or her individual performance from fellow team members based on their team’s contracts.” (p.141) “Students overwhelmingly reported a positive perception of their team performance and a positive attitude toward academic teamwork in general.” (p.142)

Kapp, E. (2009). Improving Student Teamwork in a Collaborative Project-Based Course. College Teaching, 57(3), 139-143. doi:10.3200/ctch.57.3.139-143

Resource Theme(s): Factors of a successful team in a capstone course, Understanding working relations through collaborative work

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