Teamwork and group work are increasingly common elements of engineering learning. When group activities and projects are assigned, there are two types of learning outcomes:
Fostering learning in the content area is comfortable for engineering faculty, but fostering learning in the team skills area can be unfamiliar. It is important to explicitly teach team skills and to design assignments that support team skills. Below are ideas that may be useful for creating assessable teamwork assignments that foster the learning of teamwork.