The chapter explores why teamwork and communication is a vital component of working with children and their families. Whilst at university and in placement the undergraduate early years student will spend a lot of time working with others therefore needs to develop effective teamwork skills and have the ability to communicate clearly. A variety of theorists and researchers have developed models and approaches that can support people in developing their skills, so that they are able to work efficiently within a team environment. Some of these include Tuckman’s group formation and Forsyth’s group dynamics, Belbin’s team roles and Goleman’s theory of emotional intelligence and these will be discussed in the chapter.
|Title of host publication||Work-based Practice in the Early Years|
|Subtitle of host publication||a Guide for Students|
|Editors||Samantha McMahon, Mary Dyer|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138673656, 9781138673649|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Sep 2017|