ERIC Number: ED442499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-25
Creating Win-Win Capstone Projects.
Williams, Gornie T., Jr.
To prepare students for a total quality workplace, South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) is offering hands-on projects for students to learn the following skills: learning to learn; listening and oral communications; competence in reading, writing, and computation; adaptability, which includes creative thinking and problem solving; personal management, which addresses self-esteem, goal setting, motivation, and personal/career development; group effectiveness, covering interpersonal skills, negotiation, and teamwork; and organizational effectiveness and leadership. Some tasks that the students encounter during the projects are job applications, reports, deadlines, periodic reviews/presentations, and independent contracts. All assignments culminate in a final presentation where students present a summary of their work and a demonstration of their final product. A new focus of the projects centered on the desire to create win-win situations for all those involved: students receive credit for required classes along with valuable work experience, and the local businesses gain a solution to a technology-related problem without the cost of labor. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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