Business Communication Team Assignment

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					Business Communication
   Team Assignment

           Jan Fermelis
    Faculty of Business and Law
            19 June 2008
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                                Oral Report
     10% of final unit score
     Teams of four
     Chosen within tutorial class
     Team-selected scenario
     3 minutes each member
     Detailed rubric using overt criteria
          8 marks – individual presentation
          2 marks – team factors
                  Team slides
                  Transition & co-operation
                  Referencing
Jan Fermelis                                   Deakin Conference
                                                    19 June 2008
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                      Written Report
     20% of final unit score
     Same team and scenario
     Meeting and collaboration/co-operation expectations
     500-1000 words each member
     Other allocated tasks
     Team mark
     Individualisation
          Report unevenness
          Self and peer assessment
Jan Fermelis                                      Deakin Conference
                                                       19 June 2008
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                  Reflective Journal
     5% of final score
     On team assignment experiences
     5-6 weekly entries of 200 words
          Description <70 words
          Analysis >130 words
     One final ‘summary’ response
     Great opportunity to use blogs

Jan Fermelis                            Deakin Conference
                                             19 June 2008
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                   Team Formation
     Unit realities
          Size/nature of student cohort
          Number of campuses/instructors
     Teaching/learning aims
     Self-selected
          Reduced likelihood of team wars or divorces
     Instructor-selected
          Improved opportunities for intercultural and
           teamwork skills
Jan Fermelis                                         Deakin Conference
                                                          19 June 2008
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        Teaching/Learning Strategies
     Integration of teaching/learning/assessment
      experiences
     Lecture and reading materials
          Team dynamics
          Interpersonal communication skills and strategies
     Tutorial activities:
          Discussion of team member attributes and role expectations
          Speed Meeting exercise
          Tutorial time for team meetings
     Student opportunities to reflect and to trial strategies
     Instructor availability to mentor teams
Jan Fermelis                                                   Deakin Conference
                                                                    19 June 2008