Cooperating successfully in teams

  1. Contributing actively to team task

1.1. Knowledge of the tasks of the team

1.1. Knows how to orientate and relate his / her efforts of the tasks of the team

1.2. Skill to clarify roles and responsibilities in the team

1.2.1. Masters methods to support a clear and fair division of roles and responsibilities

1.2.2. Promotes communication and cooperation amongst team members to show qualities and overcome resistance

1.3. Openness to tasks that are not necessarily part of their usual role

1.3.1. Dares to be challenged and to take on new roles and responsibilities

1.3.2. Requests and offers support when needed

1.3.3. Looks for additional resources where needed


  1. Being willing to take on responsibility

2.1. Knowledge of one’s possibilities and limits in the context od educational activity

2.1.1. Analyses and identifies their own resources and limits in the context of the activity

2.2. Skill to ensure that roles and responsibilities are properly distributed in the team

2.2.1. Ensures that knowledge and skills in the team are shared and communicated

2.2.2. Contributes to team members’ well-being with regard to the tasks to be performed

2.3. Openness and readiness to accept challenges

2.3.1. Challenges their own competences

2.3.2. Follows through with new tasks to ensure safety for the team members and learners


  1. Encouraging and involving other team members

3.1. Knowledge of the resources of team members

3.1.1. Demonstrates an understanding of team competences

3.2. Skill to involve other team members

3.2.1. Coaches colleagues – where possible and necessary – based on the approach to non-formal learning (e.g., if requested)

3.2..2. Encourages colleagues

3.2.3. Facilitates team spirit and trust

3.3. Skill to foster cooperation among team members

3.3.1. Applies team work mechanisms

3.3.2. Balances working styles and preferences

3.3.3. Challenges colleagues where necessary and appropriate

3.3.4. Highlights everyone’s strengths

3.4. Curiosity and goodwill towards the team members

3.4.1. Shows genuine interest in and support for team members


  1. Learning with and from others

4.1. Openness towards sharing one’s own potential and curiosity about others’ resources

4.1.1. Supports colleagues’ learning needs

4.1.2. Asks for support and recognises personal limitations

4.1.3. Shares their own ideas and resources and shows interest in other team members’ ideas and resources

4.1.4. Awareness of the learning potential others can offer and of the principles of ‘to get and to give’


  1. Being aware of the team processes and how they affect the team’s effectiveness

5.1. Openness to team processes and recognition of their importance

5.1.1. Shows an interest in the team process and does not ignore any team work issues

5.2. Skill to recognise team processes during team work and to adjust them accordingly

5.2.1. Manages tailor-made team work processes

5.3. Knowledge of team processes and their influence on team effectiveness

5.3.1. Refers to team processes and their potential influence on team effectiveness


  1. Managing disagreements constructively

6.1. Tolerance for interpersonal tensions and openness to deal with disagreements

6.1.1. Deals with frustration in a constructive manner

6.2. Skill to recognise disagreements and apply specific ways and methods for dealing with disagreements

6.2.1. Deals with frustration in a constructive manner

6.2.2. Listens to and expresses emotion in a team work context

6.2.3. Receives and phrases criticism respectfully, honestly and constructively

6.2.4. Drives collective and individual emotions towards a resolution

6.2.5. Recognises disagreements and applies various ways to deal with them

6.3. Knowledge of the theories and concepts of constructive communication (e.g., social intelligence, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, etc,)

6.3.1. Refers to these theories and concepts to understand and explain the disagreement

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