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Otty, Robyn; Milton, Lauren – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
An innovative assignment to capture soft-skills and create opportunities for a health profession program is presented. A full description of this semester-long assignment will be highlighted, including the associated rubric and a student example. Assessment results provide initial insight as to how the HOT Sheet supported opportunity for soft…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics
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Coleman, Phillip D.; Blankenship, Ray J. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
Some students struggle with Excel and Access skills, especially in a business environment. What follows are the results of these skills being taught at a medium-sized Midwest University. While the number of Excel and Access projects provided to the student has been increased to provide greater breadth, students are still wrestling with the depth…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Teaching Methods, College Students, Skill Development
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Favia, Monica J.; Welliver, Michele – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to present a project that builds labor market skills employers are seeking through experiential classroom learning. The sales management training exercise described in this article provides students with an opportunity to think and act like sales managers by working together in teams to collaborate on a training…
Descriptors: Management Development, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Labor Market
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Martin, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
A report on an innovative, semester-long class project designed to strengthen the critical-thinking skills of undergraduate Business students. Includes step-by-step instructions, including templates and an assessment rubric. Assessment data confirms student success at one critical stage of the project.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Graham, Louise B.; Lindsey, Allison – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
A review of Animal-Assisted Therapy and related terms such as "Animal-Assisted Activities" is presented as an introduction to the exploration of additional equine applications with children. Animal-Assisted Therapy has been studied, but Animal-Assisted Activities with children facing normal developmental struggles has not received much…
Descriptors: Horses, Counseling Techniques, Children, Child Development
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Williams, Mable Evans – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceptions of in-service teachers concerning the effectiveness of technology training from a teacher education preparation program to in-service professional development. The findings of the study revealed that inservice teachers have had varying degrees of technology experiences from their…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Newberry, Robert; Collins, Marianne – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
The online role play simulation as described in this article addresses critical skills as identified by practitioners and includes background materials, buyer and seller profiles, a sale/no-sale decision matrix, as well as a grading rubric, thereby facilitating a variety of selling scenarios. Both the buyer and the seller have integral roles in…
Descriptors: Salesmanship, Role Playing, Simulation, Skill Development
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Penrod, Catherine B.; Tucker, Mary; Hartman, Katherine B. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
Employers, higher education faculty, and accrediting bodies value communication as an important entry-level job skill. Unfortunately, research indicates that college graduates have inadequate communication skills and, in particular, lack strong business writing acumen. The ways business communication is taught, integrated, and assessed varies by…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Skills, Writing Skills, Skill Development
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O'Neill, Kathryn S.; Gravois, Renée – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
The ability to write clearly and correctly is essential for students both in college and as they enter the workforce. One challenge we find in coaching student writing is that students shy away from engaging fully with writing as a process, especially with revising their drafts. It is important across Business courses, not just in Business…
Descriptors: College Students, Revision (Written Composition), Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Coleman, Phillip D.; Blankenship, Ray J. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
The Principles of Information Systems course taught at a medium-sized Midwest University consists of Information Systems conceptual material plus Microsoft Excel and Access skills that the Information Systems faculty feel are most important to business students from all business disciplines. These skills range from using basic mathematic functions…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Spreadsheets, Databases, Skill Development
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Hartman, Katherine B.; Moberg, Christopher R.; Lambert, Jamie M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that provides learners with opportunities to identify solutions to ill-structured, real-world problems. Previous research provides evidence to support claims about the positive effects of PBL on cognitive skill development and knowledge retention. This study contributes to existing…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Walters, L. Melissa; Pergola, Teresa M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) identify spreadsheet technology as a key information technology (IT) competency for accounting professionals. However requisite spreadsheet competencies are not specifically defined by the AICPA or IAESB nor are they…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Spreadsheets, Competence
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Warner, Janis; Glissmeyer, Michael; Gu, Qiannong – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Although service learning provides unparalleled real world experiential student learning opportunities and benefits to four major constituencies--student, faculty, community and institution, it takes place in an uncontrolled environment introducing uncertainty into the instructional process. Faculty might avoid this valuable approach to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Taxonomy, Grounded Theory
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Gentry, Ruben – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Collaboration skills are essential for all teachers, but crucial for personnel who instruct students with disabilities. Through collaboration, families and professionals are able to combine their strengths and wisdom to make education as appropriate as possible for the student. Capitalizing on each other's knowledge and expertise not only helps…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Geissler, Gary L.; Edison, Steve W.; Wayland, Jane P. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Business professors continue to face the challenge of truly preparing their students for the workplace. College students often lack skills that are valued by employers, such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork skills. Traditional classroom methods, such as lectures, may fail to produce adequate…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication Skills, Student Improvement
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