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Metacognition and Its Role in the Development of Team Competenc

Metacognition and Its Role in the Development of Team Competenc
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Author(s): Rozz Albon (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) and Tony Jewels (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch142
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

When graduates now enter the professional workplace, their ability to work as effective team members will contribute much to their immediate levels of productivity. Various types of group work are already being incorporated into higher education pedagogies with the stated intention of preparing students for modern workplace environments. Yet preparing for such an important vocational skill is not always so enthusiastically embraced by students. Many students openly state that they do not like working in groups because they believe that they can achieve better outcomes on their own. We investigate in this paper the metacognitive processes that students might engage in to help explain why group activities in an academic environment may be so unpopular.

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