Developing collaboration skills in first year undergraduate business students

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dc.contributor.author Pratt, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.author Edwards, Melissa en_US
dc.contributor.author Pitsis, Tyrone en_US
dc.contributor.author Crawford, John en_US
dc.contributor.editor Davies, M; Draper, S en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:01:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:01:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2008001161 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pratt Jonathan et al. 2008, 'Developing collaboration skills in first year undergraduate business students', The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 47-58. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9780734039064 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12055
dc.description.abstract Collaboration skills are defined as the set of skills and capabilities required to work effectively within and across groups to achieve group goals. The development of these skills are assumed but not taught directly or evaluated in undergraduate group assessments in many university subjects. This paper discusses a research project investigating the development of student collaboration skills in the compulsory first year undergraduate subject 21129 Managing People and Organisations. One of the key aims of the subject is to help students understand and acquire a range of collaboration skills that will enhance their work readiness. During August 2008, 290 student surveys were completed by students after their initial formation into groups during tutorials. These surveys asked students about their past experiences of group work, and their expectations and motivations with respect to group work in this subject over the coming semester. A follow-up survey was conducted in November, and attempts to capture the extent of changes, if any, in student perceptions of their experience developing collaboration skills over the semester. This paper reports on the findings of stage one of this project. An overview of student attitudes and perceptions is presented, as well as findings on the systematic variation of these with respondent characteristics. The finding of a number of statistically significant associations of student satisfaction with the method of group formation employed in tutorials is then discussed as a surprise finding from this research. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher The University of Melbourne en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Developing collaboration skills in first year undergraduate business students en_US
dc.parent The Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce: Forum Proceedings en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 47 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 58 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 139900 en_US
dc.personcode 930939 en_US
dc.personcode 960823 en_US
dc.personcode 990705 en_US
dc.personcode 860001 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce en_US
dc.date.activity 20080208 en_US
dc.location.activity The University of Melbourne en_US
dc.description.keywords Collaboration, group work, higher education, management, first year students en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 860001 en_US


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