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Teamwork is at the heart of the modern workplace, but most students loathe teamwork at university. The presentation highlights common problem zones, and showcases how the problem might be solved using ...

Teamwork is at the heart of the modern workplace, but most students loathe teamwork at university. The presentation highlights common problem zones, and showcases how the problem might be solved using software and insights from occupational psychology.

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  • Transforming group work in Higher Education www.team-match.com/edu norbert@team-match.com
  • • essential for student integration • development of interpersonal and life skills • enriches the learning experience • employers demand team work skills • Allows tutors to set more challenging coursework • reduces the marking and admin burden GROUP WORK Group workis essential in Higher Education
  • Problems with Group Work in Higher Education • Anxiety from high-performing students • Frustrating for less integrated students • Free-riding/ social loafing • Poor development of transferrable interpersonal skills • Little diversity • Unfair distribution of teams • Limited inter-group networking • Academic under-performance • Failing Groups
  • 1. Lack of Interpersonal skills Students often lack the skills to effectively work with each other (they have not received training in collaboration skills) 2.Lack of Process/ Management Student groups typically have no assigned manager/leader. They lack processes and support to become effective. 3. Moral Hazard If all group members automatically receive the same grade, students are discouraged to contribute strongly. 4. Group formation The way student teams are formed is problematic (e.g. students always working with their friends). 4 issues
  • is a practical, easy-to-use web application that helps students acquire team work skills and addresses the key issues of group work in Higher Education. Team-Match EDU
  • 1. Address individual skills gap • Students complete a short online profile that helps them develop their interpersonal skills • A feedback report improves students’ understanding of how to be a constructive team member, and how to practically contribute to the success of the team • Can be completed in advance of the class by students in their own time
  • • To ensure a smooth group process, groups can take advantage of Team Reports • Team Reports predict group strengths and weaknesses by aggregating data from individual group members in an anonymous way • They help student groups to get off to a smooth start, build trust & teach team work & leadership skills in a structured, time effective way • Students can get a team report for their group online by themselves, or from the tutor. • Easy to use, works across (mobile) devices 2. Enable Team Self Management
  • Team-Mark In Development • Peer Assessment enables students to feedback on each other’s contributions. • The result is an adjustment factor that can be used to adjust the group mark for individual performance, making group work a lot fairer • Team-Match also allows students to build up a track record of team projects and positive ratings online. This includes an optional public facing page that shows achievement/ recommendations in group work 3. Encouraging participation
  • All International Students Old-Friends-Stick- Together All Top students When students form their own teams... 4. Improve Team formation
  • • Highly homogenous teams: No diversity, always the same people in the same teams. • Uneven distribution of teams: Very strong teams, very weak teams • Poor development of interpersonal skills • Limited inter-group networking • Frustrating team-working experience, especially for less integrated students • Failing Groups Problems with student formed teams
  • • Team-match includes a unique Group sorter that helps tutors sort students into effective teams using Matchmaking Technology • Aims... • achieve a high degree of diversity in cognitive styles (and team roles) for each team. • achieve a balance across the whole group: All teams should have a similar mix of people. 4. Create better teams
  • • Tutor confirms group size, sets team size and sorting criteria • Team-Match match- makes students into teams in seconds. 4. Create better teams
  • 85% of students satisfied with their team work 84% of students increase their learning network Award from the UK Higher Education Academy Does Team-Match work?
  • www.Team-Match.com/eduBenefits • Improves the learning experience in all aspects of group work • Teaches team work and collaboration skills in a structured way and applied way • Increases fairness and student integration • Improves quality of group work • Saves tutors time and administration • Supports in class and virtual teams • Enhances students’ teamwork and interpersonal life skills (employability)
  • Team-Match EDU • www.team-match.com/edu • Validated with over 4,800 students across 25 universities in the past year.
  • • You can get a Team-Match Portal for your Institution at www.team-match.com/edu • Easy to use, no training necessary • Fully hosted, not setup required. • Works across browsers and devices. Get Team-Match for your institution!
  • Contact Dr Norbert Morawetz norbert@team-match.com +44 (0) 7872414948