ERIC Number: ED455443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Hot Bodies 400 Corporation: A Simple Guide for Small Business Startups [and] Teamwork: Problems and Solutions Workbook. For What You Wear...or Wear Not! An ICA Publication in Business and Behavioral Science.
Bonilla, Carlos A., Ed.; Righetti, Candace S., Ed.
Many cooperative learning programs are merely exhibitions of the willingness to work with others. They apply teams of people to do work that could be accomplished just as well by individuals. Successful programs focus on collaborative learning that fosters working together to solve problems beyond the capacity of any individual. A cooperative learning project from a senior level course in human development required the class be randomly divided into eight teams (research and development, sales and marketing, advertising, internet sales, legal, human resources, board of directors, and consulting) and given the responsibility of working together, both as a corporate team and as corporation department teams, to create and run a mythical corporation. The students created the company's structure, designed the name, and discussed product development. Their job was also to come up with strategies and tactics to increase productivity, help with effective use of resources, and decrease costs. (The guide contains material that describes the corporation, its work, staff, and products. The accompanying workbook, in a question and answer format, presents some of the problems encountered and the solutions advanced either through student consensus or advice from the authors/teachers.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Clothing Design, Cooperative Learning, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Entrepreneurship, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
ICA, Inc., 1020 N. Commerce, Stockton, CA 95202 (guide: ISBN-1-879774-31-3, $24.95; workbook: ISBN-1-879774-32-1, $11.95 (workbook) plus shipping and handling). Tel: 209-460-0622.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: ICA, Inc., Stockton, CA.
Note: Workbook written by Bennie Brasington and Carlos A. Bonilla. Workbook is dated October 2000. Color photographs may not reproduce well.