Abstract: During the first week of the semester, students were given 30 minutes to meet with a newly developed team and produce a team resume. This team would work the entire semester on a lab project. This activity provided a means for students to get to know each other and begin to recognize the collaborative and technical skills that different team members may bring to the project.
Author: Dr. Kelynne Reed and Dr. Karla McCain
Time Required: 45-60 minutes
Behaviors Taught: Interpersonal Communication and Collaborative Work
Leadership Theories Used: Tuckman Team Formation Theory and Task vs. Relationship Theory
Description of Integration:
Microbiology (Biol 230, 20 students, Dr. Kelynne Reed) – The activity occurred after I gave the students a presentation about teamwork and discussed the importance of paying attention to both relationships among team members and completing the task of the project itself. Students were given a handout describing the desired format of the resume and providing some guiding questions. Teaching Notes. Student Handout.
Analytical Chemistry (Chem 332, 10 students, Dr. Karla McCain) – A similar approach was used to the above description. Major modification was that after 30 minutes, teams were given 5 minutes each to present their resumes to the class. Student Handout.
Date Submitted: June 2014
Date Modified: None
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