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Hallman, Samantha K.; Wright, Mary C.; Conger, Amy J. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Students need to develop a variety of critical thinking and interpersonal skills in order to contribute successfully to today's increasingly globalized world. The Office of the Provost at the University of Michigan has implemented a plan known as Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) as part of its broader Third Century Initiative. This…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Skill Development, Intercultural Communication
Kusano, Stephanie M.; Conger, Amy J.; Wright, Mary C. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Students need to develop a variety of critical thinking and interpersonal skills in order to contribute successfully to today's increasingly globalized world. The Office of the Provost at the University of Michigan has implemented a plan known as Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) as part of its broader Third Century Initiative. This…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Creativity
Hallman, Samantha K. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
University of Michigan (U-M) students visit community-based organizations in Detroit on a weekly basis to work on projects aimed at improving the well being of children and their families, such as tutoring youth in after school programs. Their site visits are supplemented by relevant readings, class discussions and written reflections on topics…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Responsibility, College Students
Kusano, Stephanie M.; Conger, Amy J.; Wright, Mary C. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
This Occasional Paper focuses on fostering and assessing collaboration, teamwork, and communication. This involves encouraging students to appreciate and leverage diverse contributions to a task, developing their ability to cooperate with others towards common purposes, and increasing their capacity to communicate effectively with teammates,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
Finelli, Cynthia J.; Bergom, Inger; Mesa, Vilma – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2011
There is wide demand for engineering graduates to be capable of working well in teams. The engineering accreditation body (ABET, www.abet.org) has responded to this need by requiring engineering programs to demonstrate that their graduates have "an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams" (Haag, Froyd, Coleman, & Caso, n.d.),…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Engineering Education, Cooperative Learning, College Students