EFFECTS OF DEBATES ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ TEAM SHARED MENTAL MODEL AND TEAM SATISFACTION IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM
Daegu Haany University (KOREA, REPUBLIC OF)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN13 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of debate on team shared mental model(TSMM) and team effectiveness in the college classroom. Two kinds of debates were used in the college classroom. One was a parliamentary debate and the other was a CEDA debate. This study compared the experimental group(debates) with the control group on the TSMM and team satisfaction variables. Students who were engaged in the experimental group participated in the parliamentary and CEDA debates. TSMM and team satisfaction were measured using the short version developed by Johnson in 2011. For this, data was collected that included 85 participants from 12 teams(experimental group) and 10 teams(control group). Experimental design was the static-group comparison by Campbell & Stanley(1966). Results from the study show a statistically significant difference in TSMM sub-factors and team satisfaction of the two groups using the MANOVA procedure in SPSS 20.0. Debate teaching methods show sufficient effects on TSMM. There were statistically significant differences in the sub-factors : general task & communication skills, attitude toward team & task of TSMM; but no differences in the sub-factors : general task & team knowledge, team dynamics & interactions, team resources & working environment using ANOVA procedure(p<.05) . Also, there was no difference in the team satisfaction between the groups.
Keywords: Debate, Parliamentary debate, CEDA debate, Team Shared Mental Model, Team Satisfaction.