You are not logged in.
AMSER logo

Title: A Team Leader Selection Process for Project-Based Learning Experiences PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Alabart, Joan
Medir, Magda
Ozgen, Sibel
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: First-year chemical engineering students at the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) carry out an integrated design project organized in teams. This project lasts two successive fifteen-week periods and all of the first-year courses participate actively in it, hence the adjective integrated. The goal of this project is that first-year students learn by themselves certain contents of each first-year course and that they apply this knowledge to solve several design problems that may be posed when designing a specific chemical plant. Project teams must also identify and define these design problems taking into account first-year instructors requirements. To help first-year project teams cope with this challenging experience, project teams are led and managed by fourth-year students who are enrolled in the fourth-year Project Management in Practice (PMP) course. Leadership is a key component for the success of any team and consequently the selection of first-year project team leaders is a key process of the PMP course. The selection process has been designed to select about a dozen students, which represents about one third of PMPs students, who have the highest potential to lead and manage a project team and who are willing to do so. The selection process is structured in three main steps: (1) pre-selection: academic qualification and motivation to be a leader, (2) screening: personality profile, (3) selection: demonstration of the leadership competence. In the first step, all students enrolled in the PMP course have to fill out a short form to check their academic eligibility for the position and their motivation to be a leader. In the second step, all PMPs students are asked to complete three psychometric tests: Belbins Team Role Inventory, Myers-Briggs Inventory, and Leadership Style Inventory. The analysis of the results obtained from steps one and two using a set of research-based criteria yields a list of candidates. Finally, PMPs instructors conduct behaviour-based interviews to all candidates to validate test findings and assess their level of leadership competence to ensure that the best candidates are chosen for the position.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Group work. Team learning
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Chemical engineering
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Industrial engineering -- Project management
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-09-01 03:00:06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-11 14:27:42 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
Full Record Views: 135
Resource URL Clicks: 43
Cumulative Rating: NOT YET RATED
Report a Problem with this Resource Record

Resource Comments

(no comments available yet for this resource)

user login
why log in?
Manage your resources
Save, organize, and share resources that you find.

Subscribe to bulletins
Automatically be notified about new resources that match your interests.

It's easy, fast, and FREE!
for the

Copyright 2015 Internet Scout Resource Metadata
Copyright 2015 Internet Scout
NSF NSDL University of Wisconsin Internet Scout
Leave Feedback