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ERIC Number: EJ1012119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Enhancing Student Experiential Learning with Structured Interviews
Cornell, Robert M.; Johnson, Carol B.; Schwartz, William C., Jr.
Journal of Education for Business, v88 n3 p136-146 2013
Learning through experience can be rewarding but intimidating. To maximize the benefits of experiential learning assignments, students need to have confidence in their abilities. The authors report how a structured-interview instrument effectively facilitated experiential learning for accounting students without extensive content-specific knowledge. A total of 117 students administered the structured interview to individuals in charge of financial operations in a religious organization. Analysis of student reactions indicated that the experience helped them to internalize concepts from their classroom learning and formulate recommendations for control and other improvements in the organization. The structured-interview experiential learning assignment successfully enhanced student confidence and reduced anxiety. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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