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ERIC Number: EJ826806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Teaching Teams about Teamwork: Preparation, Practice, and Performance Review
Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph
Business Communication Quarterly, v72 n1 p74-79 2009
Focusing on preparation, practice, and performance review to teach teams about teamwork provides a well-supported and effective methodology that both enhances students' collaborative skills and contributes to an effective team project experience. Preparation includes aspects of coaching to introduce and explain effective group processes. After students have a foundational understanding of the collaborative skills, they practice these skills in a collaborative, yet supportive, environment. Practice involves applying the skills to in-class activities that are monitored and discussed. Finally, when students are given the opportunity to review their collaborative performance and revise their strategies prior to an actual graded activity, they are more likely to be effective team members. Preparation, practice, and performance review can help teach teams about teamwork.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A