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ERIC Number: EJ1074788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Teaching Real-World Applications of Business Statistics Using Communication to Scaffold Learning
Green, Gareth P.; Jones, Stacey; Bean, John C.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v78 n3 p314-335 Sep 2015
Our assessment research suggests that quantitative business courses that rely primarily on algorithmic problem solving may not produce the deep learning required for addressing real-world business problems. This article illustrates a strategy, supported by recent learning theory, for promoting deep learning by moving students gradually from "well-structured" algorithmic problems with single correct answers to "ill-structured" real-world business problems that may have multiple correct answers and require an argument addressed to a specific audience. We show how these scaffolded communication assignments promote deep learning, and suggest ways that interested faculty can adapt the assignments to their own courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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