Practicing What we Preach: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Teaching Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork

TitlePracticing What we Preach: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Teaching Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHurst, A., M. Mostafapour, R. Al-Hammoud, A. Prier, E. Jobidon, C. Hulls, C. Rennick, J. Grove, E. Li, and S. Bedi
Conference Name2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
Date Publishedjun
PublisherASEE Conferences
Conference LocationColumbus, Ohio
AbstractThe Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo has recognized that the development of student teamwork skills requires immediate attention across all undergraduate programs. A multi-disciplinary team was assembled to address this challenge via the design and implementation of a set of learning modules. The team was made up of engineering faculty members, graduate students, and representatives from a student support unit, a teaching support unit, and the First Year Engineering office. In itself, a study of the dynamics and achievements of this team of faculty and staff members from across campus provides a rich opportunity to examine authentic team behaviour. It can also serve as a model for others considering the launch of educational initiatives involving people from a wide variety of departments and units.
URLhttp://document-repository.dev/28748
DOI10.18260/1-2–28748