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The importance of pairwork in educational and interdisciplinary initiatives

Goldberg, David E. (2009) The importance of pairwork in educational and interdisciplinary initiatives. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    An early and prominent employee of Google, Georges Harik, recently made the assertion that pairs working together in startups are 20 times more productive than individuals working alone. The author has also personally experienced the boost of what is here termed pairwork in a university setting during the startup phase of several educational and interdisciplinary initiatives. The paper briefly explores pairwork in the history of technology and constructs both qualitative and little quantitative models of pairwork. The quantitative model under reasonable assumptions easily recovers Harik’s 20x boost. The paper also briefly examines the author’s recent experiences with pairwork in four interdisciplinary and educational initiatives.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Accepted for publication 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
    Keywords: pairwork teamwork interdisciplinary-initiatives
    Subjects: General Issues > Science Education
    Depositing User: David E. Goldberg
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4627
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4627

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