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Testing a New Approach for Learning Teamwork Knowledge and Skills in Technical Education

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  • Joseph C. Chen (Iowa State University)
  • Jacob Chen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Teamwork skills have become an important part of the workforce in manufacturing- related industry (Hertz, 2003, & Mookazis, 2000). Tradition- ally, product design has progressed from Marketing to Research and Development (R&D), to Engineering, and finally to Manufacturing. The professionals in manufacturing appraised the designs based on their manufacturability and then sent them back to Engineering for modification. Engineering then passed them back to Manufacturing for assessment, and the cycle continued (see Figure 1). Many industries are still using this traditional engineering design process; however, this sequential product design path is very time consuming and inefficient when problems are encountered.

Keywords: curriculum|manufacturing|research|teaching methods

How to Cite:

Chen, J. C. & Chen, J., (2004) “Testing a New Approach for Learning Teamwork Knowledge and Skills in Technical Education”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 20(2).

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Published on
01 Feb 2004
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