Team project: a method of teaching project management?

Whitty, S. J. and Schulz, M. (2005) Team project: a method of teaching project management? In: Australian Institute of Project Managers 2005 Conference, 9-11 Oct 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

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The School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland in Australia has been evolving its approach to teaching project management to engineering students over a period of 10 years. An innovative strategy was implemented where final year students were given the opportunity to manage second and third year project teams, simulating an environment of supervision and management to transfer project
management knowledge and skills. This paper discusses how these courses align together, their outcomes, lessons learned, and problems faced. Moreover, it suggests that a team project course can be regarded as a method of measuring quality in undergraduate engineering students thought their degree.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Jon Whitty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 00:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum Theory and Development, higher education; project management;
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems

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