Team learning is important for effective teamwork. However, it is not unusual that teachers in staff or project meetings are not searching for common ground and maintain their individual, instead of a collective, perspective. Team meetings are therefore often suboptimal, as team learning opportunities are being missed, which can hamper the quality of educational innovation and teaching quality improvement. Research of Hildert Zoethout et al, based on in-depth analysis of video-recorded deliberations of meetings of three teacher teams, has shown that team learning depends on using team member’s reasoning together. Without such transactivity of team reasoning the learning potential of the team is hampered, which may have effects on the quality of educational programs and related teaching and learning.
Month: March 2017
For years many scholars have conceptualized management, innovation and transformation as being team learning processes. Research of Machiel Bouwmans et al reported in this article, which is based on data from 992 teachers in 92 teacher teams, confirms that transformational leadership is associated with team learning. It indicates how transformational leaders can positively influence team learning. Continue reading How can transformational leaders positively influence team learning?
The publication on a Five-Component Future Competence (5CFC) Model is just published. It contains the work done for my farewell speech in October 2016. The full reference is: Mulder, M. (2017). A Five-Component Future Competence (5CFC) Model, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 23(2), pp. 99-102, DOI: 10.1080/1389224X.2017.1296533. Continue reading Five-Component Future Competence (5CFC) Model just published
The manuscript of Worku Birru et al on International Business Competence and Export Performance is accepted for publication and coming out soon. Continue reading Publication on International Business Competence coming out soon.