Teamwork skills for facilitators in work-based learning refer to the facilitator’s ability to effectively guide, coordinate, and support a group of individuals within a work-oriented educational setting.
These skills encompass clear communication, collaborative problem-solving, and fostering an environment that encourages mutual learning and achievement of common goals.
Facilitators with strong teamwork skills enhance the work-based learning experience by promoting a cohesive and productive group dynamic, ultimately contributing to the success and development of all participants.
REASONS WHY THIS SKILL IS IMPORTANT
Academic facilitators often work in teams, and this can bring many benefits to the learning process. There are several reasons why working in teams is necessary for academic facilitators:
- Sharing of expertise and ideas: When academic facilitators work in teams, they are able to share their expertise and ideas with one another, which can lead to more effective and innovative teaching strategies.
- Improved student outcomes: Teams of academic facilitators can pool their resources and expertise to provide a more comprehensive and effective learning experience for their students. This can lead to improved student outcomes, such as higher grades and better critical thinking skills.
- Collaborative planning and preparation: Teams of academic facilitators can work together to plan and prepare lessons, assignments and assessments. This allows them to ensure that their coursework is well-designed, engaging and aligned with their learning goals.
- Better support for students: Teams of academic facilitators can provide better support for students, as they can share the workload and provide a more comprehensive range of services, such as tutoring and mentoring.
- Increased job satisfaction: Academic facilitators who work in teams often report higher levels of job satisfaction, as they are able to collaborate with colleagues and benefit from their collective expertise and experience.
With these videos you can get to know and learn the fundamentals of teamwork (11′ 22″).
It has been recorded by Markus Westner, Professor at OTH Regensburg.
The proposed methodology and materials are based have been developed by the different partners of the i-Wobal project.