Individualism as sustainable behavior regarding teamwork in higher education

Mario Martínez García, Omar Israel González Peña, Ricardo Pérez Zúñiga, Ernesto Mena Hernández

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Teamwork is not a common skill in the evolution of the individual and, in general, certain conditions must be met to achieve its functionality and effectiveness in the educational environment. Consequently, the basic elements to achieve group objectives depend to a great extent on the individual capacity and its stimulating interaction with the team. In this sense, this study focused on answering the following question: What is the current state of knowledge about the relationship between individualism and teamwork in the context of higher education?
The methodology was a narrative review aimed at identifying three dimensions of analysis: 1) Individualism, 2) Cooperative learning and teamwork, and 3) Cooperative learning or teamwork together with individualism.
This review highlights that teamwork is integrated into the educational system with the objective of promoting knowledge construction. However, the literature indicates that it is necessary to study the lack of attention in students in order to obtain more favorable results. On the other hand, it was observed that individualism requires that students have the necessary skills and willingness to collaborate and learn, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness in teamwork.
Original languageEnglish
Article number28
JournalRIDE Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2024
Externally publishedYes


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