Development of an instructor training tool for inclusive teamwork

G. Panther, K. Beddoes, Stephanie Leigh Cutler, W. Kappers

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Abstract

A growing body of research has shown that women and students from other underrepresented groups often experience negative encounters and events when working on teams in engineering education. Given that teamwork is of central and increasing importance in developing future engineers, it is vital that engineering educators understand how to maximize gender inclusivity within their teamwork components. To that end, we created a training tool designed to help instructors facilitate more inclusive teamwork. This paper describes the collaborative development and content of a new, open-access, online training tool. The modules guide users through various ways in which teamwork can be problematic for women and other underrepresented groups. Users then complete activities in which they apply their newly gained knowledge to situations they might encounter in the classroom. Current efforts are now underway to disseminate the tool to engineering educators around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017
EditorsJorge Bernardino, Joao Rocha, Jose Carlos Quadrado
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
Pages1499-1507
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789899887572
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event45th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2017 - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Duration: Sep 18 2017Sep 21 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017

Other

Other45th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2017
CountryPortugal
CityAngra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores
Period9/18/179/21/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

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    Panther, G., Beddoes, K., Cutler, S. L., & Kappers, W. (2017). Development of an instructor training tool for inclusive teamwork. In J. Bernardino, J. Rocha, & J. C. Quadrado (Eds.), Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017 (pp. 1499-1507). (Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017). European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI).