The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

Thursday, June 9 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Engagement is Not Enough: Developing Students' Capability for Teamwork (2:45 - 3:15) FULL

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Employers, higher education stakeholders and professional bodies agree: students require strong teamwork capability to achieve complex project goals. Just providing teamwork opportunities does not ensure success ‒ often students develop negative attitudes towards teamwork (Gale et al., 2014) and report inadequate teamwork instruction (Webb & Miller, 2006). 

Our study reviewed current research evidence on teamwork capability through a content analysis structure adapted from the Assuring Graduate Capabilities model (Oliver, 2015). This analysis highlighted the value of formal teamwork instruction for students to develop knowledge, tools for documentation and reflection to build skills and explicit attention to student attitudes about teamwork and to development of this capability. 

Paola Gavilanez, Faculty of Interior Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

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Paola Gavilanez

Faculty, Interior Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
interior design | teamwork | sustainability | interdisciplinary studies

Thursday June 9, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)