ERIC Number: ED418741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Teamwork Sourcebook. EPIC Workplace Learning Project, 1997.
Gershwin, Mary Crabbe, Ed.; Cyr, Anne Reis; Smith, Elizabeth Amidon; Travis, Lisa; Wiseman, Tim
Designed as a reference for teaching teamwork skills in the workplace, this manual presents teaching strategies and activities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. Following an overview of the manual's purpose, definitions are provided of the three skill levels integrated into the activities, indicating that beginning activities raise awareness of the concept of teamwork, intermediate activities develop critical thinking skills, and advanced activities focus on applying consensus building and self-directed teams. Strategies and activities are then provided for building general knowledge regarding teamwork, including activities for defining teams, understanding team roles and behaviors that undermine teams, analyzing the company culture and structure, and understanding the characteristics of effective and high-performing teams. The next section presents strategies and activities for building teamwork skills through the use of jury simulation, the creation of commercials, trivial pursuit games, and other activities. The final section includes activities for teaching the importance of reflection and learning in creating effective teams, including activities related to using team goal cards and logs, creating charts to determine students' assumptions about team relationships, and developing self-directed work teams. (BCY)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver.