Talk:ANAT3231 Projects 2013

From CellBiology

Group Assessment Criteria

  1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.
  2. The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  3. Content is correctly cited and referenced.
  4. The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student's own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  5. Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  6. Relates the topic and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of cell biology.
  7. Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer's wiki.
  8. Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.
  9. The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  10. Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the above guidelines.


Team Members

Belbin Roles

Plant

Strengths: Creative, imaginative, free-thinking. Generates ideas and solves difficult problems. Allowable Weaknesses: Ignores incidentals. Too preoccupied to communicate effectively.

Resource Investigator

Strengths: Outgoing, enthusiastic, communicative. Explores opportunities and develops contacts. Allowable Weaknesses: Over-optimistic. Loses interest once initial enthusiasm has passed.

Co-ordinator

Strengths: Mature, confident, identifies talent. Clarifies goals. Delegates effectively. Allowable Weaknesses: Can be seen as manipulative. Offloads own share of work.


Shaper

Strengths: Challenging, dynamic, thrives on pressure. Has the drive and courage to overcome obstacles. Allowable Weaknesses: Prone to provocation. Offends people's feelings.


Monitor Evaluator

Strengths: Sober, strategic and discerning. Sees all options and judges accurately. Allowable Weaknesses: Lacks drive and ability to inspire others. Can be overly critical.


Teamworker

Strengths: Co-operative, perceptive and diplomatic. Listens and averts friction. Allowable Weaknesses: Indecisive in crunch situations. Avoids confrontation.


Implementer

Strengths: Practical, reliable, efficient. Turns ideas into actions and organises work that needs to be done. Allowable Weaknesses: Somewhat inflexible. Slow to respond to new possibilities.


Completer Finisher

Strengths: Painstaking, conscientious, anxious. Searches out errors. Polishes and perfects. Allowable Weaknesses: Inclined to worry unduly. Reluctant to delegate.


Specialist

Strengths: Single-minded, self-starting, dedicated. Provides knowledge and skills in rare supply. Allowable Weaknesses: Contributes only on a narrow front. Dwells on technicalities.

Source : http://www.belbin.com/ | team roles

Characteristics good work team members

  1. Honest and Straightforward. A good team member is up front. He/she doesn’t play games, or lead others on. You can count on a good team member to tell you what’s what, regardless of whether it is good news or bad news.
  2. Shares the Load. A good team member does his or her fair share of the work. There is a sense of equity and fairness in the good team member. A sense of equity is critically important for team members’ collective motivation.
  3. Reliable. The good team member can be counted on. She or he meets deadlines and is on time.
  4. Fair. A good team member takes appropriate credit, but would never think of taking credit for someone else’s work.
  5. Complements Others’ Skills. An important characteristic of effective work teams is the shared capacity. Every member has areas of strength and some weak spots. A good team member provides some unique skills and/or knowledge that move the team forward.
  6. Good Communication Skills. Teamwork is social, so good team members need to be skilled, and tactful, communicators.
  7. Positive Attitude. No one would ever follow a pessimistic leader, and the same goes for team members. A positive, “can-do” attitude is critical for the good team member.

Source : http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201301/characteristics-good-work-team-members