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EAD113 - Teamwork: Working Constructively with Others


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Juliet Austin
Cohort rule:






Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


Students enrolled in A250, E200 or A200 must enrol on the Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses or seek written permission from the Course Director for Cloud (online) enrolment

Students enrolled in courses other than A250, E200 or A200 must enrol Cloud (online) only


This unit will equip students with a foundation in teamwork skills for tertiary study and the workplace. The unit offers practical opportunities to develop confidence in leadership and working constructively with others. Skills such as negotiation, problem solving, planning and mutual support are covered. Learning is consolidated through development of a student-led community project with peers or local community members.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Summarise and reflect on concepts, roles and functions of teamwork that can hinder or promote effective collaboration in teams

GLO2  Communication

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork


Identify and apply planning, constructive criticism, negotiation, problem solving and mutual support to teamwork

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork


Demonstrate the ability to work constructively with others in a team

GLO7: Teamwork


Analyse and reflect on the dynamics of teamwork

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Peer Pairs) - Collaborative Reflective Summary 640 words 20% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Individual & Group) - Individual Reflection and Planning 960 words 30% Week 8
Assessment 3 (Group) - Student-Led Community Project Presentation  1600 words equivalent 50% Week 10

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link EAD113
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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