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Using Critical Praxis to Understand and Teach Teamwork

Seibold D, Kang P ...see all

Business Communication Quarterly, vol. 71, issue 4 (2008) pp. 421-438

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Abstract

The authors pursue three aims in this article. The first is to underscore critical praxis as an especially valuable approach to understanding and enabling teamwork. The second is to offer four dimensions of teamwork--vision, roles, processes, and relationships--as salient areas to interrogate using critical praxis. The third aim is to consider the implications and methods for teaching teamwork in the classroom context. In the process of doing so, the authors highlight limitations of prevailing theoretical approaches and note changes in their own practice of teaching and facilitating teamwork that have occurred through a commitment to critical praxis. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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Author-supplied keywords

  • business communication pedagogy
  • critical praxis
  • from elementary school to
  • graduate education and professional
  • people continually are told
  • teams
  • the importance of teamwork

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Authors

  • D. R. Seibold

  • P. Kang

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