Facilitating effective teamwork-engineering instructors' perspectives on strategies

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Team skills such as goal setting, task coordination, and interpersonal communication are among the most sought after competencies in graduate engineers. In an increasingly diverse workforce, engineering programs must ensure students have opportunities to develop the skills and competencies to collaborate with professionals of diverse cultures, skills and technical backgrounds, including those outside of the engineering industry. In the absence of facilitation through appropriate instruction, practice, assessment, and feedback, engineering students may not develop the skills to function as an effective member of diverse and dynamic teams. Existing strategies for facilitating effective teamwork and fostering team skills have been primarily focused on structured learning activities for team development. This research explores engineering instructors' perspectives on strategies for facilitating effective …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education - AAEE2018
Place of PublicationHamilton New Zealand
PublisherAustralasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAAEE - Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education 2018 - Hamilton, New Zealand
Duration: 9 Dec 201812 Dec 2018
Conference number: 29th


ConferenceAAEE - Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education 2018
Abbreviated titleAAEE 2018
CountryNew Zealand
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