WE HAVE A THIRD level module in "Group Project" that has a hidden scoring system for initiative and enthusiasm. Simply put, if a team member lacks a positive attitude and has little or no pride in group work, only a poor result follows. We achieved approval by the Higher Education Training and Awards Council because we convinced accreditors that successful start-ups occur with teams of positive people working together and that team members who have the right attitude can succeed even when they initially may lack the software skills at the start. We know from feedback of graduates that people are often mistakenly hired for their skills or academic credential and then fired for their attitude. So we are assessing students for their positive contribution to the group dynamic in third year and then exploring this issue in fourth year as a major research topic.
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