Using student conative behaviors and technical skills to form effective project teams

E. Fitzpatrick, Ronald Askin, J. Goldberg

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Abstract

Throughout much of the past century, manufacturing efficiencies were gained by constructing systems from independently designed and optimized tasks. Recent theories and practice have extolled the virtues of team-based practices that rely on human flexibility and empowerment to improve system performance. The formation of teams requires the consideration of innate tendencies and interpersonal skills as well as technical skills. In this paper, we discuss an experiment that was run for developing effective student teams. We used the Kolbe Index to help ensure that student conative tendencies are considered along with technical skills. We then developed and solved mathematical programming models to form effective teams. The method can easily moved to an industrial setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Volume3
StatePublished - 2001
Event31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference- Impact on Engineering and Science Education- - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2001Oct 13 2001

Other

Other31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference- Impact on Engineering and Science Education-
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period10/10/0110/13/01

Keywords

  • Conative tendencies
  • Forming student teams
  • Mathematical programming
  • Problem solving styles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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