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ERIC Number: EJ899557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
The Student Experience in Speed Teaming: A New Approach to Team Formation
Hansen, Randall S.; Hansen, Katharine
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v4 n7 p69-78 Jul 2007
Many benefits accrue for students when they work in teams. Researchers have shown that the learning-by-doing approach of group projects results in active learning and far greater comprehension and retention, higher levels of student achievement, accomplishment of sophisticated learning objectives, the development of critical reasoning skills, and improved communications skills than is found with traditional lecture-style teaching methods. Overall, most research shows that students at both the undergraduate and graduate level respond favorably to group projects and suggests that team assignments are useful in team skills acquisition. Building on previous research by the first author, this paper presents data from students who experienced an innovative method of team development based on a concept coined "Speed Teaming." This method is adapted from the theory and premise of speed dating. (Contains 5 exhibits.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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