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ERIC Number: EJ921571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
Team Learning: Building Shared Mental Models
Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim; Segers, Mien; Woltjer, Geert; Kirschner, Paul
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v39 n3 p283-301 May 2011
To gain insight in the social processes that underlie knowledge sharing in teams, this article questions which team learning behaviors lead to the construction of a shared mental model. Additionally, it explores how the development of shared mental models mediates the relation between team learning behaviors and team effectiveness. Analyses were performed on student-teams engaged in a business simulation game. The measurement of shared mental models was based on cognitive mapping techniques. The results indicate that a team learning perspective provides insight in how people share knowledge. Particularly the team learning behaviors identified as co-construction and constructive conflict are related to the development of shared mental models. In addition, a shared mental model of the task environment in a team leads to improved performance. This underscores the importance of developing shared cognition in teamwork. (Contains 2 footnotes, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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