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A project-centered approach to teaching teamwork and effective communication

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1 Author(s)
Robinson, P.A. ; Dept. of Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA

Universities preparing students for technical careers have to ensure that their graduates have the skills necessary for their professions; these skills include teamwork and communication. A case study of a program that helps students to develop these skills by working on a real-world project as members of an interdisciplinary team is presented. The author identifies the key elements that are needed to make such a project-centered approach work, and outlines some of the rewards that result from such an approach

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Professional Communication Conference, 1989. IPCC '89. 'Communicating to the World.', International

Date of Conference:

18-20 Oct 1989