ERIC Number: ED433905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The early childhood education department at Humber College in Toronto has developed a model for team collaboration that has been successful for 10 years. This model provides for the development of teamwork skills by their students by engaging them in assignments that require collaboration with college instructors and professionals outside the college in order to plan and implement a project for a community early childhood education site. This article explains how the model works: It empowers students by allowing them to make decisions within certain parameters and work with faculty and professionals outside the college environment on "real" projects that affect the lives of community members. The faculty and professionals assist students in setting realistic goals and help them to carry out the project, which is included as part of their field experience. The article also contains copies of the contract that is signed between the students and their respective team members, an example of a project outline, and masters for overhead transparencies. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Humber Coll. of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto (Ontario). Lakeshore Campus.