85391 - Team Processes

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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will handle theoretical and practical knowledge on social-psychological processes underlying teamwork with a specific focus on leader-members relationships, conflict management and development of creativity-innovation outcomes .

Course contents

Group Processes



Gender equality

Psychosocial approach to team creativity

Group and intergroup moderators of creativity

Epistemic motivations and creativity

Social motivations to creativity

From creativity to innovation

Organizations and creativity

Practical exercises


Up to date journal articles on creativity

Teaching methods

The course aims also to strenghten students' logicaland critical reasoning and to motivate them to actively contribute the acquisition of knowledge on the topics of the course.

In this vein,the course will be co-constructed among teacher and students



Group role playing and simulation of group dynamics

Presentations of team work outcomes on scientific reading and personal-collective reflection to the class

Open discussion of the issues addressed

Assessment methods

Presentations of students to the class will be evaluated at the collective level

Students will be required to write an essay in which they address a topic of the course

Teaching tools

Slides on the topics addressed

Office hours

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