Group-Projects in a Problem-oriented Setting
This book is a general introduction to the process in which students are involved when they work with problem-oriented projects in groups. It is also an introduction to the products which must be generated and developed throughout the project. How does one get from the initial idea phase, to the formulation of the problem and the aim of the project, and onwards to implementation? How can one initiate and strengthen the writing process? How can the group strengthen their collaboration and how might they handle conflicts? How should a literature search be conducted? How does one make correct references and how can the sources be managed critically? What is important in communication, both written and oral, including giving a good presentation? And, finally, how does this process ensure optimal and sustained learning? Group-Projects in a Problem-Oriented Setting offers numerous suggestions and answers to these questions. One of the aims of the book is to illustrate and emphasize the differences and connections between process and product, which in turn strengthens the planning, development, and implementation of project work. The mix of qualified advice and general guidelines, in addition to highlighting the more formal academic requirements, makes this a useful handbook. It can function as both a source of inspiration, as well as a tool for students who are either starting a project or who are already experiencing difficulties. The book's target group is students in both bachelor and master programs. While the examples in the book are taken from natural and life sciences, it can still be useful for students in other fields.
Publication Date: 9/11/2012