Experiences with Designing a Team Project Module for Teaching Teamwork to Students

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Bieliková, Mária (2005)
  • Publisher: SRCE - University Computing Centre
  • Journal: Journal of computing and information technology, volume 13, issue 1 (issn: 1330-1136, eissn: 1846-3908)
  • Subject:
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

Team projects play an important role in the education of engineers. This paper describes a team project module (called Team project) that is part of a postgraduate course in Informatics. Its main objective is to give students a hands-on experience with different aspects of working in team on a problem. We discuss several aspects that should be considered in designing such module as a part of a curriculum: team formation, team communication, team assessment, problem statement and assignment, development proc-ess and team supervision. We outline several different alternatives, analyse their pros and cons and de-scribe our approach and related experiences.
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