Work in Progress: A Delphi Study to Investigate the Value of Board Games to Teach Teamwork Skills

  title={Work in Progress: A Delphi Study to Investigate the Value of Board Games to Teach Teamwork Skills},
  author={Kevin Hadley and Kenneth J. Reid},
Board games may serve as the vehicle for students to experience teamwork skills in a low-stakes environment, facilitating discussion of the value of good teamwork practices. This work has evolved to a point where “refresher” activities for higher level students are the next logical step. Our research question asks: which games are most appropriate for developing specific skills, especially associated with teamwork? A Delphi Study is underway to allow for a panel of experts to facilitate the… 

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