PRESENTATION 11 Belbin’s Team Action Roles Model and the Improvement of Children’s PLE in Northern Uganda (Uganda) Mr. YahyaBakhit email@example.com Uganda flag courtesy of (http://www.ugandamission.net/aboutug
Belbin’s Team Action Roles Model and Improvement of Children’s PLE Grades in Northern Uganda Yahya Bakhit, Albukhary International University, AlorSetar, Kedah, Malaysia G01 SHL1013 Professional English (9 December 2013) Background & Urgency of the Problem Proposed Poster Design Summary of the Theory • Primary school children in northern Uganda performs poorly compared to other regions year after year(Makuma & Mukama, 2012) The theory of team roles states that team members have a tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way (Belbin, 2012, para. 03). Under the action team roles are the implementer of tasks, the shaper to modify errors and the task completer which will always complete the required tasks on time and all these group work together to achieve a goal. 5 Steps to Improve Children’s Grades Work in teams to achieve more success Main Image Here Image Here Image Here 1 Problem Statement & Proposal 3 Theoretical Application In 3 weeks, I will create an A3-Sized information poster with 5 photos from the internet in English, describing how exam failingchildren (Talemwa, 2010) from 10-12 years in northern Uganda (Makuma & Mukama, 2012)can work in teams (Belbin, 2012) for 10 months to improve their final PLE (primary leaving examination) grades. Complex mathematics and science question should be tackled as a team. Photo courtesy of dunwoodyschooldaze.blogspot.com Encourage every team member to share ideas during discussions Photo courtesy of http://www.timeslive.co.za • In order to meet the action needs of the children: • The poster will contain both text and photos to suite the implementers in teams. • The use of attractive colors for the shapers in the teams. • Clear steps for effective team work to pass examinations. • Easy to understand vocabulary to suite the task completers to avoid time wastage. Image Here Image Here 2 4 Working as a team for better results courtesy of http://probings.files.wordpress.com Projected Challenge & Solutions Secondary Image Here • Some schools are in hard to reach and remote areas which will affect poster delivery. Solution - using other channels of distribution like the local council representatives according to six thinking hat theory were the green hat represents creativity(De Bono, 1985). • The ministry of education may not support us with required funds. Solution - looking for other investors. • Individualistic cultures; Some schools give priority to individual values and may discourage team work. Solution - explaining the benefits of teams over working individually. This is explained in according to the cultural dimension theory (Hosfede, 1970, para. 15). Pull each other and do not leave a member behind Photo courtesy of www.esperanzaschool.com Original Input Study as a team so that you can ask each other questions Photo courtesy of http://blog.hameraypublishing.com 5 Belbin’s team role model has been used before by team development practitioners to create a more balanced teams (Mind Tools, 2013). However, it will be used for the first time to improve children PLE (Primary Leaving Examination) grade in Northern Uganda Have time to play with teammates Photo courtesy of ymcaofniagarablog.com FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: +60163776591 Procedures • Selection of Photos: • Clear photos will be selected • All photos will be sourced from children websites and activities online • High quality photos will be selected • Text Format: • Short and concise text will be used • Text will explain each photos • Simple vocabulary suitable for children will be used • Text explaining how to work in teams will be sourced from www.belbin.com • Poster Design: • Children photos will be used in the poster to attract other children • Title will show urgent need and theory behind the proposed team idea • Beautiful colors will be used to attract children like green and white. References Assertions • Belbin, R. M. (2012). Beblin team roles. Beblin associates. Retrieved November 30, 2013 from http://www.belbin.com/rte.asp?id=8 • De Bono. (1985). Six thinking hats. The de Bono group. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from http://www.debonogroup.com/six_thinking_hats.php • Fleming, N. D. (2001). Visual, auditory and kinesthetic (VAK) learning style model. James Cook University Australia. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from http://www.jcu.edu.au/wiledpack/modules/fsl/JCU_090460.html • Hosfede, G. (1970). Cultural dimension theory. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from http://www.businessmate.org/Article.php?ArtikelId=4 • Mukama, M. (2012). Born to fail PLE. The independent. Retrieved November 30, 2013 http://www.independent.co.ug/News/news-analysis/5209-born-to-fail-ple • Talemwa, M. (2010). Performance survey: Why these districts post poor PLE grades. The observer. Retrieved November 30, 2013 form http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8514%3Aperformance-survey-why-these-districts-post-poor-ple-grades&catid=85%3Aeducation&Itemid=106 • US DK Expats (n.d). Hofstedes cultural dimensions. Retrieved November 13, 2013 from http://usdkexpats.org/theory/hofstedes-cultural-dimensions Exams failing children(Makuma & Mukama, 2012) from 10-12 years in northern Uganda (Talemwa, 2010) can work in teams Belbin, 2012)for 10 months guided by 5 pictures on a (poster to improve their final PLE (primary leaving examination) grade. Implementation Strategy & Timeline Thesis Statement • After the design of the poster following the above procedures, the following distribution strategy will be used in a month. • Identifying all the primary schools in Northern Uganda with the help of Region Head of schools. • Sourcing the distribution fund from the Ministry of Education and Sports by acknowledging their effort on the poster. • Printing multiple copies of the poster using the funds sourced for distribution with the help of a specialized printing advisor • Distribution of the poster to all the primary schools with the help of the Local council offices to ease access of the schools. Exams failingchildren (Makuma & Mukama, 2012) from 10-12 years in northern Uganda (Talemwa, 2010) can work in teams (Belbin, 2012) for 10 months guided by5 pictures on a poster to improve their final PLE (primary leaving examination) grade in English, Mathematics and Science exams. About the Author Yahya Bakhit is a full scholar at Albukhary International University in Malaysia, majoring in Bachelor of Business Administration. He is motivated to develop this poster in order to improve children’s performance in his home region of Northern Uganda.
Belbin’s Team Action Roles Model Image courtesy of http://www.leadershipsolutions.co.nz/images/TAP.jpg
Summary The Belbin Team Action Role model measures preferred action by team members (Belbin, 2012).
Application Students can act as a team to achieve higher grades For example the team action role model can be used in establishing team spirit to improve the PLE grades of children in Northern Uganda
References Leadership solutions. (2010). Belbin: The concept. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from http://www.leadershipsolutions.co.nz/belbin.cfm Belbin, R. M. (2012). Belbin’s team roles. Belbin associates.Retrieved November 30, 2013 from http://www.belbin.com/rte.asp?id=8