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Meizlish, Deborah; Anderson, Olivia – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Team-taught courses have the potential to enrich experiences for both students and instructors. While the exact motivations for team teaching vary, these courses often share important goals for the students who enroll in them. For example, many team-taught courses seek to promote students' development of higher-order thinking skills by enabling…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Planning, Teamwork
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
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
Hershock, Chad; LaVaque-Manty, Mika – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The rapid proliferation of technology can have profound effects on the evolution of teaching, learning, scholarship, and governance in higher education (Katz, 2008). However, instructors report that simply "keeping up" with new instructional technologies, let alone integrating them productively into one's teaching, can be a significant…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement
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