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Title: A Team Leader Selection Process for Project-Based Learning Experiences PDF
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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
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Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
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Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
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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
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