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Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams

  title={Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams},
  author={Barbara A. Oakley and Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent and Imad H. Elhajj},
This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of team assignments in a college classroom where little class time is available for instruction on teaming skills. Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings to adjust team grades for individual performance. A Frequently Asked Questions section offers suggestions for dealing with several problems that commonly arise with student teams, and forms and handouts are provided to assist in… 

Student Perceptions of Teamwork Support

In this evidence-based practice paper, we report on a variety of interventions we provide in an attempt to support first-year student teams in a project-based learning course. At the end of the

Talkin' Teams – Strategies for Elevating Student and Team Skill Development over Project Completion

The purpose of this paper is to share the author’s experience over the past 12 years of integrating relevant theories and practices concerning authentic development of team skills and team member

Effect of structuring on team behavior and learning

Abstract Team projects are a component of many business courses. The objective is to build team skills in addition to learning subject matter. However, instructors often pay less attention to team

Scrum: Enhancing Student Team Organization and Collaboration

After using the Scrum approach to plan and manage a group project, students will have increased awareness of collaborative needs, improved skills for sharing information in non-evaluative ways, improved time management skills, and enhanced ability to assess their group dynamic constructively.

Work in progress - application and assessment of student formal laboratory reports using a teams approach with an author and editor format

  • J. Denton
  • Education
    Proceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference
  • 2005
A student perception survey was performed for each of two semesters of this project and the results are compared and presented along with student comments and suggestions for improvement.

A Design Case for Implementing a Collaborative Strategy for Online Teams

This paper presents critical design decisions made during the course development, the reasons for those decisions, failures in which the design did not work as planned, and a reflection on the design.

Teamwork! Using A Contract To Increase Contributions Among Team Members In Undergraduate MIS Group Projects.

This paper describes many of the issues arising in properly assigning credit and assessing contributions to team projects in undergraduate MIS classes. To alleviate this problem, the authors

Teaching teamwork in design: a framework for understanding effectiveness in student teams

This chapter proposes an Input-Process-Output framework for understanding what impacts the effectiveness of teamwork when higher education students are collaborating on design assignments.

Team formation methods for increasing interaction during in-class group work

It is argued that greater student interaction and learning can take place by usingstructor-selected teams, and two group formation techniques for in-class group work, the latent jigsaw method and grouping students by Felder-Silverman learning styles are presented.

A stepwise multi-assignment spreadsheet model to select student teams

Student projects play a big role in engineering and management education. Most projects require students to work in teams, which allow students to practice their technical knowledge, foster the



Building High-Performance Teams

In school and later as business professionals, students will be asked to join teams. These may be permanent, high-powered, self-managed work teams or special-purpose groups that meet only long enough

Lessons from the Best and Worst Student Team Experiences: How a Teacher can make the Difference

This study empirically identifies which teacher-controlled (contextual) variables have the greatest impact on whether the student will have a great team experience or a miserable one. The results

Collaborative Learning vs. Lecture/Discussion: Students' Reported Learning Gains *

This study examined the extent to which undergraduate engineering courses taught using active and collaborative learning methods differ from traditional lecture and discussion courses in their

Autorating: getting individual marks from team marks and enhancing teamwork

  • R. Brown
  • Education
    Proceedings Frontiers in Education 1995 25th Annual Conference. Engineering Education for the 21st Century
  • 1995
In most academic training institutes, projects performed by teams are used because of their efficient use of teaching and material resources. With the use of teams comes attendant problems. How to

Why Some Groups Fail: a Survey of Students' Experiences with Learning Groups

never really considered what a disastrous experience some frustrated students must endure, or why some students reported only positive experiences from classes utilizing group learning techniques.

Cooperative Learning for Higher Education Faculty

This practical, "how-to" book on co-operative learning is designed to serve as a resource for faculty members at colleges and universities. It offers an overview of the co-operative learning process,

Accounting for Individual Effort in Cooperative Learning Teams

An “autorating” (peer rating) system designed to account for individual performance in team projects was used in two sophomore‐level chemical engineering courses in which the students did their

Teaching problem solving through cooperative grouping. Part 2: Designing problems and structuring groups

A supportive environment based on cooperative grouping was developed to foster students’ learning of an effective problem‐solving strategy. Experiments to adapt the technique of cooperative grouping

Cooperative Learning in Technical Courses: Procedures, Pitfalls, and Payoffs.

A longitudinal study of a cohort of engineering students has been conducted at North Carolina State University since 1990. The students were taught five chemical engineering courses in five

The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

This Study Guide offers a structured journey through the concepts and strategies presented in The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups (Second Edition) by Robert J.