Enhancing student leaning outcomes through the integration of team projects into instruction

French, Jean Ann and Kavanagh, Marie Helen (2015) Enhancing student leaning outcomes through the integration of team projects into instruction. In: Advances in exemplary instruction: proven practices in higher education. Proven Practices in Higher Education. City University of Seattle, Seattle, USA, pp. 91-99. ISBN 151436641X


This paper reviews how team projects are integrated into learning with enhanced outcomes. CAPSIM is a business simulation software used by many universities to 'develop and assess business acumen in an interactive, real-world environment' (www.capsim.com). Two universities came together into one CAPSIM shell, which offered a unique opportunity to study team project-based learning; the e-learning environment; and the assessment methodology of Tuckman and Jensen’s (1977) stages of team development and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Strategic management simulations online is a learning-by-doing tool where university students can learn how to work on team projects. Employing the online technology of CAPSIM, using team building skills, and offering self-assessment of management styles while working on a team project based learning program creates a dynamic learning environment for the students that prepares them for the realities of the workplace. This project enhanced student leadership styles, developed teamwork skills, and provided an environment rich for building successful project-based learning teams.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2015 City University of Seattle.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 06:41
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 00:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAPSIM: team projects; team project-based learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30921

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