Journal article

Enhancing the experience of student teams in large classes: Training teaching assistants to be coaches

LD SARGENT, B ALLEN, J FRAHM, undefined Morris

Journal of Management Education | Sage | Published : 2009

Abstract

To address the increasing demand for mass undergraduate management education and, at the same time, a greater emphasis on student teamwork, this study outlines the development, delivery, and evaluation of a training intervention designed to build team-coaching skills in teaching assistants. Specifically, practice-centered and problem-centered techniques were used to provide teaching assistants with experiential learning opportunities to help them develop their skills. The authors evaluated the training intervention using a mixed-method multiple-data source design. Both the teaching assistants being trained as well as the student teams' experiences and perceptions of their coaches' performanc..

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