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ERIC Number: EJ1157287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Nurturing Competitive Teamwork with Individual Excellence in an Engineering Classroom
Kanyarusoke, Kant E.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v54 n5 p438-447 2017
Team working and business competitiveness awareness are valuable skills for engineering graduates. This paper describes one way to nurture them while motivating individual student excellence in a normal engineering course. In six years, four groups of students were nurtured through real engineering business situations in a model similar to industry's engineering pupillage. They were organised in business teams and guided to competitively solve progressively complex problems. Overall change in graduate excellence in the subjects was targeted and monitored as proportions of those who elected to do optional exit modules in the clusters. Quantitative and qualitative results showed that students who experienced the approach on a continuous basis responded much better than those who had breaks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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