Applying in the Classroom What We Know about Groups and Teams
Human factors and ergonomics specialists need to work in teams. This article highlights various benefits and potential problems of groups and teams. The main focus is on ways to successfully implement student teams in the classroom. Key elements include: centralizing the organization structure with the faculty member in charge, determining group composition, defining group goals and roles, establishing an appropriate reinforcement structure (i.e, the grading system), and dealing with conflict. References for more in-depth team building guidelines are provided.
Stone, N. J. (1996). Applying in the Classroom What We Know about Groups and Teams. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 40(8), pp. 449-453.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/154193129604000805
40th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 1 (1996: Sep. 2-6, Philadelphia, PA)
Keywords and Phrases
Ability Testing; Behavioral Research; Engineering Education; Ergonomics; Performance; Student Teams; Team Building; Human Engineering
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