As we near the one year mark of the TeamsWork initiative, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who participated in our workshops, grants and research, and provide an update to the Royal Roads University community.
TeamsWork is a collaborative initiative between the Coaching & Counselling Centre (CCC) and Centre for Teaching and Education Technologies (CTET) focussed on the development of team-based learning at Royal Roads.
Since last September, TeamsWork has supported the following:
- A three-part workshop series on teamwork and team assignments, facilitated by Michael Pardy, associate faculty and team coach (workshops based on MAL thesis on effective learning teams), Session 1, Session 2, Session 3
- 11 teaching with technology grants focused on team-based learning
- A presentation on ITP Metrics by CEO Thomas O’Neill
- An examination and recommendations of team-based learning outcomes, and clarification of Student Team Coaching Curriculum based on those learning outcomes.
- Presentations to Royal Roads' faculty and staff on the Role of Team Coach and Student Team Coaching Curriculum
- Development of tools and resources for faculty, staff and students (website for students, TeamsWork website)
- Research on peer assessment tools and processes for instructors
Through these conversations, research and experiences, faculty, students and staff have requested further guidance regarding the design and assessment of team learning processes.
To enhance team based learning at Royal Roads, TeamsWork will focus on the following initiatives over the 2016-2017 fiscal year:
- September 2016 event showcasing current status and findings of 11 teaching with technology grant projects
- Examination of team assignments in CTET program-mapping initiatives
- Creation of resources, including guidelines, to enhance and clarify roles in the collaborative relationship between faculty, program staff, and team coaches.
- Ongoing research and pilots for implementing self/peer assessment to measure team development