The About Teams section of this Web site will discuss the dynamics of functional teams so that you can better understand how to administer them in classes and how to guide your students.
A team is a group where members are focused on a common goal.
Students can derive many benefits from team work including preparing for real-world careers and deeper learning.
Teams which are functional typically include full participation from all members, a shared vision and consensus, and willingness to face challenges of all types.
Teamwork is a learned skill. Students must develop a variety of communication, brainstorming and analytical skills to be effective team members.
Although teamwork can be very beneficial, students are often resistant to the idea, sometimes because of bad experiences with previous teams.