Team-skills training enhances collaborative learning


Prichard, Jane S., Stratford, Robert J. and Bizo, Lewis A. (2006) Team-skills training enhances collaborative learning. Learning and Instruction, 16, (3), 256-265. (doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2006.03.005).

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This study investigated the effects of team-skills training on collaborative learning in a university setting. Groups worked under one of three conditions: (1) groups received team-skill training as a group and remained in that group (Trained-Together), (2) groups received team-skills training, but were then reassigned into new groups (Trained-Reassigned), and (3) groups received no training (Untrained). Each group completed a collaborative task and then group members were tested on the material learned. Scores were highest in the Trained-Together and lowest in the Untrained condition. Results are explained in terms of levels of planning, time management, distribution of effort and strategies adopted.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0959-4752 (print)
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Keywords: team-skills training, collaborative learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
ePrint ID: 34413
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:21
Contact Email Address: J.S.Prichard@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34413

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