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Costin, Yvonne; O'Brien, Michael P.; Slattery, Darina M. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Entrepreneurs need to develop a range of skills to be successful, including skills in decision making, risk management, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Games and simulations are increasingly being used in both academia and business to encourage such skills development. This paper describes a business simulation module whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship
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Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara; Willis, Pauline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This paper provides a comparative analysis of the learning approaches of students taking their first course in accounting at a United States or an Irish university. The data for this study was gathered from 204 students in the U.S. and 309 in Ireland, using the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST, 1997) which measures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Skills, Comparative Analysis, Accounting
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Murphy, Timothy; MacLaren, Iain; Flynn, Sharon – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This study examines various aspects of an effective teaching evaluation system. In particular, reference is made to the potential of Fink's (2008) four main dimensions of teaching as a summative evaluation model for effective teaching and learning. It is argued that these dimensions can be readily accommodated in a Teaching Portfolio process. The…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation
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Donnelly, Roisin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
This paper explores participant perceptions of the impact of a Peer Observation of Teaching scheme offered as part of an accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching for academic staff and faculty members in higher education. The Postgraduate Certificate Program has been designed to support the continuing professional development of academic…
Descriptors: Observation, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness, Learning Processes