ERIC Number: ED474095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Meta-Analysis of Research on Student Team Effectiveness: A Proposed Application of Phased Interventions.
Stephens, Charlotte S.
Despite the increased emphasis on team work in the academic environment, managing a student team so that the team process is effective remains problematic. In fact, some professors believe students are being taught ineffective team behavior such as free loading or relying on star performers and procrastination . Most research on student team process uses students as surrogates for business world teams and draws conclusions for that domain. This study examines prior research on student teams, performs a meta-analysis of this literature, derives a set of interventions found to be effective with student teams, and proposes a planned application of these interventions. Includes three tables: Siciliano's (1999, 263) ideal team member criteria; meta-analysis of prior research interventions for improving effectiveness of student teams; and phased application of interventions. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Meta Analysis, Student Behavior, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) Annual Conference: International Conference on Informatics Education & Research (ICIER)(16th, New Orleans, LA, December 14-16, 2001); see IR 058 630.