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Conflict resolution in student teams: An exploration in the context of design education

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posted on 22.03.2018, 00:00 by Neda AbbasiNeda Abbasi, A Mills, R Tucker
This chapter examines conflict in student design teams. A review of literature is presented to understand conflict within student design teams and explore strategies to manage it. In addition, qualitative data on students’ experiences of team conflict is analysed from two surveys offered to design students in 18 Australian Higher Education Institutions. Analysis of the survey found that “ignoring or avoiding to acknowledge team conflict” is a strategy commonly adopted by students, followed by “trying to resolve team conflict through discussion and improving communication” and “seeking support from teachers.” Drawing upon these findings, the chapter makes recommendations on strategies to prepare students for conflict situations through a number of support models that design instructors might adopt, including both preventive and intervention strategies.

History

Editor

Tucker R

Parent Title

Collaboration and student engagement in design education

Start Page

105

End Page

124

Number of Pages

20

ISBN-10

1522507272

ISBN-13

9781522507277

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, Pa

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Deakin University

Era Eligible

Yes