Teaching Teamwork

As there is increased emphasis in universities on helping students acquire the skills they will need to succeed professionally and personally, more instructors are experimenting with student teams.  But it is not sufficient to put students in groups and ask them to work together—students need to be taught the skills they will need to function successfully in this kind of situation.

These materials have been developed for an undergraduate course in professional communication in which students work together in teams of three or four on semester-long projects: