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Conditioning Factors and Opportunities for Teamwork. A case Study from a Catalan University

TítuloConditioning Factors and Opportunities for Teamwork. A case Study from a Catalan University
Tipo de publicaciónJournal Article
Año de publicación2015
AutoresGaltés, R, Tomàs-Folch, M
RevistaInternational Journal of Educational Leadership and Management
Volumen3
Ejemplar1
Paginación24-53
ISBN2014-9018
Resumen

The aim of this article is to analyse the conditioning factors and opportunities that influence teamwork among teachers at a Catalan university. The creation of new academic identities based on a culture of mutual and continuing learning are essential if teacher teams are to be encouraged. A descriptive methodology was used, based on a case study approach. Conditioning factors and opportunities were examined from a structural, organisational and functional perspective. The data were obtained through analysis of the literature, semi-structured interviews and a survey with five levels of response. Application of these data collection techniques permitted both a qualitative and quantitative (SPSS) use of data for evaluation purposes. The results derived from individual perceptions of the internal functioning of teacher teams within the faculty show that insufficient importance is attached to these teams as functional management units. This has a direct impact on the tasks and quality of the processes they implement, and consequently on team and faculty objectives.

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