Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Engineering programs must prepare students to work on interdisciplinary teams after graduating. The laboratory setting is an ideal environment for students to develop and practice becoming effective team-members. We have implemented team-based notebook keeping in the upper-level biomedical engineering laboratory courses to further encourage and monitor student teamwork and collaboration. Upon implementation, we noticed joint electronic lab notebooks encouraged more team collaboration and communication in the lab compared to previous semesters when students completed independent lab notebooks. We are in progress of administering a post-laboratory experience peer and self-evaluation survey to evaluate the behaviors students identify in themselves and their partners that contribute to being an effective team member. We anticipate the results will provide insight for implementing future interventions that will impact students’ self-awareness, self-motivation and other behaviors that contribute to being more effective teammates.
Okon, M. D., & Nocera, T. M. (2018, June), Board 23: Work in Progress: Teaching Effective Teamwork Skills in Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Courses Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29988
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