IND300 Experts in Teamwork

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Tor Kristian Stevik

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Expected workload for 5 credits is 125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:T This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .

About this course

The course is primarily a groupproject with supervision, where students will work with a multidisciplinary issue. Relevant issues in the course is taken from society and working life. In addition to the workshops there will be 3-4 lectures on the topic of cooperative skills. An important part of the groupwork is to optain an awareness in relation to orientation, assessment, overall, and cooperation phase, where emphases will be put on communication, problem solving, decision making and conflict management. Students will through this groupwork get training in listening, asking questions, talking about unpleasant topics, personal conflicts, professional disagreement, giving and receiving feedback, and training to improve response patterns. Collaboration competence will be developed through joint reflection on the group cooperation, and by giving each other constructive feedback.

Learning outcome

Students will after completing the course have knowledge about communication and cooperation forms that enables them to work with interdisciplinary issues. This means that they can convey their own competence in interdisciplinary cooperation, as well as applying their own and others' expertise to find the best overall solution for the project. Furthermore, they should be able to analyze and reflect on their own and others' role and contribution in the project and apply the basic concepts and methods from relevant disciplines.
  • Learning shape the course is based on experience. The specific situations that arise in the project helps the students optain better cooperation expertise. Common reflection and review of the group's own patterns of behavior, demeanor and language forms the basis for learning.
  • Students must submit a final report in three parts. The first part includes the results of the project work, the second part includes a description of how the cooperation in the group has worked and what has been learned and the third part is a personal log. Part one counts 50% and part two counts 50%.

    Portfolio Grading: Letter grades
  • External examiners participate with internal examiner in the design of examination papers.
  • Each student will complete a DISK test during the first day of class. Each group should have two oral presentations of the project, as well as an evaluation of the group cooperation. Each student must submit a personal log.
  • The students have to attend class every day from 08.15 to 15.00
  • Ranking:

    1. Students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

    2. Students on the following study programmes: M-IØ

    3. Students with most ECTS credits

    It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)