Title

Applying in the Classroom What We Know about Groups and Teams

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

40th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 1 (1996: Sep. 2-6, Philadelphia, PA)

Department(s)

Psychological Science

Keywords and Phrases

Ability Testing; Behavioral Research; Engineering Education; Ergonomics; Performance; Student Teams; Team Building; Human Engineering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

10711813

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1996 SAGE Publications Inc., All rights reserved.


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