Teamwork Mastery: An educators guide to student success

Education Focussed Lunch & Learn series

Turning 'Ugh' into 'Let's Do This!', this Teamwork EF CoP Lunch and Learn workshop will give you practical tips to make Teamwork a good experience for students.  We will be looking at the different aspects of teamwork, including team formation, conflict resolution, reflection, and evaluation.  You will come away with a fresh perspective on teamwork as well as resources to help you make teamwork a valuable learning experience for your students.


About the Teamwork EF CoP

The Teamwork EF CoP shares ideas, methods, and exemplars of teamwork in action across the different faculties of the university. The CoP is working to develop resources that cover the ‘cradle to grave’ of teamwork, from developing assessment tasks to member selection, to management for students and staff, to assessment of both product (the task) and process (the team itself). 

About the Speakers

Nirmani Wijenayake

Dr Nirmani Wijenayake is an Education Focused Senior Lecturer from the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. With over 10 years of experience in higher education, she has taught and coordinated large undergraduate courses in biochemistry and cell biology. With a passion for promoting teamwork and collaboration, student well-being, project-based learning, and innovative technology, she has made a significant impact on promoting student engagement and learning. Nirmani won the UNSW Vice Chancellor’s teaching award for outstanding contribution to student learning in 2020 and is a Senior Fellow of the UK’s higher education academy.


Dr Peter Neal headshot

Dr Peter Neal is an Education Focussed Senior Lecturer in Process Engineering with the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has more than 15 years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate engineering, focusing on developing his students’ design, inquiry, and professional skills. He currently leads the Faculty of Engineering’s work to increase participation of students from low SES backgrounds and co-leads the University’s Teamwork Community of Practice. In 2022, Peter was made a Fellow of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy – a select group of outstanding educators. Previously, he conducted techno-economic research with Dairy Australia and CO2CRC and was Deputy Head of School (External Relations) with the UNSW School of Petroleum Engineering.

Please note: Light lunch will be served from 12:30 pm to 1 pm and the workshop will run from 1pm to 2 pm.


This event is a part of the EF Lunch & Learn series, which will each be hosted each time by a different EF Community of Practice (CoP). It is an opportunity to showcase the wonderful work of the CoPs across the wider University community.