ERIC Number: ED448508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Multidisciplinary Teamworking: Beyond the Barriers? A Review of the Issues. Research Report Series.
Wilson, Valerie; Pirrie, Anne
This review is based on research that identified the factors that appear to contribute to effective multidisciplinary teamworking. It focuses on solutions to problems that could plague multiprofessional activities in Scotland's education sector. It draws on both published research and unpublished commissioned reports, focusing on the work that has been done in health and social care. The main source for the review was a 2-year Department of Health funded study of multidisciplinary education in health care. The report is divided into six main sections. An introduction describes the report, the sources that were used, and the report's structure. Section one defines multidisciplinary teamworking and highlights the ambiguity that surrounds the concept. The second section identifies the change agents, such as changes in the workplace, the concept of competence-based assessment of professionals, and the focus on the end-user of services, that are currently encouraging the development of different ways of working. Section three presents the factors that appear to facilitate multidisciplinary teamwork, and section four provides evidence of inhibitors that can interfere with such teamwork. The last section discusses the implications of these changes on Scottish education. (Contains 54 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
The Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR (6 British pounds). For full text: http://www.scre.ac.uk/resreport/rr96.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Executive Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)