Teamwork is the“ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.”(Texas Core Curriculum, THECB)
If the co-curricular learning project requires that students work in teams, each person’s individual contributions to the team should be identified and evaluated. Individual engagement in teamwork could include student contributions to their team, students’ ability to encourage and respect the contributions of others on the team, and the degree to which students promote an organized and accountable team environment. The examples below are ways to incorporate teamwork as a learning outcome:
- When reflecting on their experience working with a co-curricular student team, external community partners are asked to comment on the level of respect and courtesy that individual students display to their team members.
- While preparing an educational presentation that will help parents prevent severe asthma events in their children, students are required to use their team members as a resource for learning and understanding the material and for feedback on the best way to deliver the material to community participants.
- To create an end product of marketing strategies for a local catering business, students are grouped in teams but given individual tasks that must be completed in a timely, high-quality manner to support completion of the final report.
CITE has developed the Teamwork Rubric Templates, based on the AAC&U's Problem Solving VALUE Rubric, to assist program leaders in developing their own rubrics for this learning outcome. You are welcome to draw on the linked editable file while designing a rubric for your program.