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STEM conference 2019: Developing leadership skills through competition-based group projects

Effective teaching of leadership skills in STEM HE presents numerous challenges. Leadership by its nature is based around collaborative activities but opportunities for students to work together towards a mutual goal are rare when the focus of many modes of assessment is individual attainment. When they are encountered the emphasis is usually on equality of contribution rather than recognising any specific team member demonstrating leadership over their peers. This work considers the provision of an environment where leadership is developed - and evidenced - in group activities by engagement in the more authentic real-world challenges encountered in internationally competed activities.

6.4a - Tuersley.pdf
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