• Teaching with Team Projects in Higher Education


Teaching with Team Projects in Higher Education

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Informing Science Press (August 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1681100134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1681100135
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Price on Amazon $79.99

This book has arisen from a Higher Education Academy funded workshop, held in October 2012, to bring together academics who regularly use team projects in their teaching in higher education. The attendees at the workshop were all devoted to using team projects in some form or other, and at the event they shared best practice. In closing the workshop there was agreement that the reported good practice and ideas could be shared more widely, so the concept of this book was born. Many ideas in the book may not be new, but this is the first time de-scriptions of a wide range of activities and effective practice has been put together in one volume, together with discussion of the issues that commonly arise, to offer suggestions for avoiding or reducing the impact of difficulties for learners. In making the volume free to read online, we hope to reach a wider readership, including those short of resources, who may obtain ideas and insights into the practice of using team projects in their discipline, from which they can develop new activities, with some justification. Contributions were sought from further afield than the workshop attendees to also allow for effective practice to be shared from those unable to attend the workshop. Many of us in higher education use team projects in our teaching, with varying degrees of success, in that the many issues that may arise often prevent the activity from being completely successful. Professionals in Higher Education, who teach or who support learning, often achieve success in some areas and can be said to be applying effective practice; it is by bringing together cases that present good or effective practice, that potential solutions to issues arising in others’ implementations may be found.


Teaching with Team Projects in Higher Education

  • $79.99