Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Women and foreign students in teams: the key players
Rosella Nicolini

Last modified: 25-06-2019


The aim of this proposal is to present a teaching experiment that has been in use since the academic year 2012–2013. The experiment concerns the introduction of a norm to direct the self-assessment of individual participation in the making of group reports. The presence of this norm can limit potential free-riding or conflicts inside each team. Statistical results from more than 400 students who participated in this experiment confirm that this norm was effective in reducing misleading individual behavior. In addition, this effect turns out to be associated with the presence of women and/or students from abroad in each group.

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