Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4
Lab (hrs/week): 1
Tutorial (hrs/week): 1
Course description 2020/2021
In Experts in Teamwork, students develop teamwork skills by reflecting on and learning from specific situations of cooperation in carrying out a project. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with participants from diverse programmes of study. Interdisciplinary teamwork is used as an opportunity to develop collaborative skills that make teamwork more productive. Relevant problem areas from civic and working life form the basis for teamwork, and the results achieved by the teams are used to benefit internal and external partners.
The learning method in MTU is experience-based. An important part of the learning process is the situations that arise as the team works together. Students develop skills in collaboration by reflecting on these situations throughout the project life cycle. Team members perform reflection activities together, stimulated by facilitation, writing down reflections, exercises in teamwork, and feedback. The MTU staff create the professional foundation for facilitation, which is carried out by the village supervisor and learning assistants.
Expected learning outcomes
- Students have gained knowledge about group processes and are familiar with key concepts and prerequisites for good teamwork.
- Based on experience from the team, students can describe the prerequisites for good interdisciplinary teamwork.
- Students have insight into how their teamwork is influenced by their own behaviour patterns and attitudes, as well as those of others.
- Students can apply their academic learning in cooperation with people from other subject areas, and jointly define problems and find solutions to them.
- Students can apply fundamental group theory and concepts to describe their own specific collaborative situations.
- Students can reflect on their teamwork and analyse the way that the group communicates, plans, decides, accomplishes tasks, handles disagreements and relates to professional, social and personal challenges.
- Students can provide feedback to the individual team member and to the team as a whole and can reflect on feedback from the team.