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Collaborative research skills should be meaningfully incorporated into undergraduate programmes

Casson, Nora J. (2018) Collaborative research skills should be meaningfully incorporated into undergraduate programmes. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (20 Sep 2018). Website.

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Scientific research has changed, now being largely conducted in collaborative teams. However, undergraduate student training has not necessarily kept pace with these changes. In order to work effectively in collaborative settings, students need to develop not only the technical skills related to their discipline, but also communication and interpersonal skills needed to work in teams. Nora J. Casson reports on research which proposes a model for explicitly teaching collaborative skills, while engaging students in meaningful scientific research. Skills such as managing data from multiple collaborators or giving and receiving feedback via file-sharing platforms should be taught as explicitly as traditional skills such as how to use a pipette or how to formulate a hypothesis.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 00:38

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