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What does team work really mean?

Thursday, 29 September, 2016

For most students, learning went on outside the class room this week. Whenever I read cv’s of applicants, also for admin positions, they are eager to stress how team oriented they are, but when we start talking about traits and examples, it very often boils down to good communication only, one element of team work but there is much more.

With our partners (Outward Bound and Schattenspringer) and with our teachers, much more happens. Students experience very practically what it means if you do not fulfil your part in the team, how others are let down or how well-structured teams are successful in reaching their common goal. Next time in class, when a table group has to solve a challenge, the students will remember and transfer skills acquired during trip week. And remember that it was good fun too!