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Training to Be a (Team) Scientist

  • Stephen M. FioreEmail author
  • Catherine Gabelica
  • Travis J. Wiltshire
  • Daniel Stokols
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Abstract

In the early twenty-first century, many have lamented the lack of a sufficient scientific workforce capable of contributing to the modern knowledge-intensive economy. At the same time, others have noted the lack of a scientific workforce capable of collaborating across scientific disciplines. The combination of these factors leads to a need to better prepare the scientific workforce for participation in the larger collaborative scientific enterprise and contribute to the needs of society more broadly. In this chapter, we focus on training and education where knowledge is diverse and members collaborate to address significant societal and scientific problems. We draw from a number of literatures to distill key ideas about teamwork competencies identified as being foundational to effectiveness for the scientific workforce.

Keywords

Training Education Team competencies Teamwork Taskwork Collaborative problem solving Science of team science 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The writing of this paper was partially supported by Grant NNX16AO72G from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The views, opinions, and findings contained in this article are the authors and should not be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the University of Central Florida or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen M. Fiore
    • 1
    Email author
  • Catherine Gabelica
    • 2
  • Travis J. Wiltshire
    • 3
  • Daniel Stokols
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Institute for Simulation and TrainingUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Human Resources ManagementIÉSEG School of ManagementParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial IntelligenceTilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands
  4. 4.Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Department of Psychological Sciences, School of Social EcologyUniversity of California IrvineIrvineUSA

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