It is highly important that students learn to work in a team or group of people. There are many advantages of students working in a group, more than you have come across. During the school life or college phase, students will somehow get in touch with activities where they have to be in a group to complete a task. Going ahead, when you start to work in an organization, demands the skills of teamwork where one person cannot perform on an own level and requires to coordinate with superior as well as subordinates. This is how the culture of teamwork is essential and one must inculcate it in his personality from the student life itself.
Assign Group Projects: Besides classroom activity and nuclear work allotment, assign group projects to students. This will unite their ideas and lead them to success. Group projects give a feeling of belongingness to students in a group. The assessment of projects should be based on team interaction, communication skills and of course the quality of work. Students can also be assigned small projects to foster teamwork culture. It will encourage students to come together for a common purpose and work collaboratively.
Promote Interaction among them: This being one of the most initial stages towards teamwork when students have a classroom strength of 50+ students. To interact with everyone through some medium is highly significant and cannot be accomplished without assignment writing of projects or some activity. So, being a classroom instructor keep in mind that active participation and interaction of each student takes place.
Independent teams: Whether you are about to enter corporate world or currently facing academic pressure, independent teams can make you learn a lot. Forming an independent team will call for a lot of conflicts and leadership management to sort out the grievances. But, being an independent team, students will have to figure out a leader seeing the capability and resolve the disputes on their level. This will help each member of the team to learn to adjust and manage any situation that comes to them.
Acknowledgement: Examining the working style of team is not dependent on a single person. Sometimes a team acts as a single entity to full fill the task while in other cases, only a person has come up to do all the work on behalf of the team. In this way, the instructor can make out which team was able to unite and learn from working together and reward them.
Team work can benefit students from every prospect and is helpful in toughest situation of corporate or a student life. Making them learn to work in a team at an initial level is the way to success.