Managing and Facilitating Student Learning in Teams in Higher Education

Uwe Matthias Richter (Anglia Ruskin University, UK), Sarada Veerabhatla (Anglia Ruskin University, UK), and Larysa Zasiekina (Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University (LUVNU), Ukraine)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 171
EISBN13: 9781799891093|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7856-8.ch008
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Effective management of teamwork is essential in active and collaborative learning environments. Teamwork encompasses numerous aspects related to team formation, conflicts, and performance, with several effective practices being discussed in the literature. Tuckman's framework on the four stages of team development describes how teams evolve, passing through the four sequential stages of forming, storming, norming, and performing. The objective of this study was to identify good practices of teamwork spanning all of Tuckman's four stages. A survey was designed based on a literature review of effective teamwork strategies for each of the stages of team development. The purpose of the survey was to examine how practitioners in higher education adopt these teamwork strategies. The survey results highlight the most effective teamwork practices for each team development stage. This chapter contributes to the understanding of effective teamwork strategies identified in the literature on teaching in higher education.
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