Simplified framework for managing team learning in engineering subjects

Nepal, Kali Prasad 2016, Simplified framework for managing team learning in engineering subjects, International journal of engineering education, vol. 32, no. 3A, Special issue: Computer engineering education, pp. 1182-1193.

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Title Simplified framework for managing team learning in engineering subjects
Author(s) Nepal, Kali PrasadORCID iD for Nepal, Kali Prasad orcid.org/0000-0001-7497-1983
Journal name International journal of engineering education
Volume number 32
Issue number 3A
Season Special issue: Computer engineering education
Start page 1182
End page 1193
Total pages 12
Publisher TEMPUS
Place of publication Dublin, Ireland
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0949-149X
Keyword(s) engineering students
learning teams
managing learning teams
simplified framework
Summary Teamwork has been included as a major component of graduate attributes in all engineering programs at universities. In spite of enormous research advances in theoretical aspects of learning and working in teams, anecdotal evidence suggests that most engineering academic staff are inundated by student complaints of not being able to learn and work in teams due to numerous reasons. In order to facilitate engineering academic staff and engineering schools, this study develops a simplified framework for managing learning teams in engineering subjects that integrates theoretical conceptions, empirical evidences and anecdotal practices by reviewing a substantial body of existing literature. The framework identifies that in addition to managing student complaints about learning and working in teams more effectively and efficiently, engineering academic staff and engineering schools need to focus on specifying learning outcomes of teamwork, identifying appropriate approaches to achieve these learning outcomes, judging the suitability of teamwork-based learning in a particular educational context, developing a clear plan for implementing teamwork, implementing and monitoring teamwork, and reflecting and re-evaluating teamwork. The developed framework can be a useful tool to help understand these essential components and complexities of team learning.
Language eng
Field of Research 091503 Engineering Practice
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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