Identifying students’ sustainability preferences to improve design team performance

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dc.contributor.author Barrella, Elise
dc.contributor.author Girdner, Justyn
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Robin
dc.contributor.author Watson, Mary Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-10T14:41:39Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-10T14:41:39Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-14
dc.identifier.citation Barrella, E., Girdner, J., Anderson, R. and Watson, M. K. (2021) ‘Identifying students’ sustainability preferences to improve design team performance’, EESD2021: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference, 'Building Flourishing Communities', University College Cork, Ireland, 14-16 June. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11464
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we discuss evidence from two studies, which use a mix of individual and team tasks to uncover students’ knowledge and skills related to sustainable design. The research explores two questions: (1) Could a team with a mix of individual student sustainability profiles influence individual team members’ learning? (2) Does a diverse, balanced team enhance project performance? When we look at individual students, preferences or affinities emerge that indicate socially-, environmentally-, economically-, or technically- minded individuals. As part of a team, students influence each other’s design decisions, often by bringing new knowledge or a different perspective into a discussion. Team composition that prioritizes a mix of individual preferences could be a valuable strategy for sustainable design, and help team members appreciate the value of different sustainability aspects. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (Grant No. 1811170) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri https://www.eesd2020.org/
dc.relation.uri https://cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/11459
dc.rights © 2021, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.subject Engineering education en
dc.subject EESD2021 en
dc.subject Sustainable design en
dc.subject Team composition en
dc.title Identifying students’ sustainability preferences to improve design team performance en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Edmond Byrne, Process & Chemical Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: e.byrne@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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