ERIC Number: EJ1077440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Using a Simulated Selection Interview as a Final Examination in a Graduate-Level Personnel Selection Class
Kottke, Janet L.; Valencia, Leslie A.; Shultz, Kenneth S.
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v12 n3 p290-296 Sep 2013
Actively engaged participants in the learning process typically demonstrate superior learning outcomes, better retention, and more satisfaction with the learning experience. The authors present the use of a simulated selection interview (SSI) as a culminating experience in a graduate-level personnel selection course as a way to engage students actively in learning and assessment. The authors discuss their rationale for the SSI, major elements of the SSI, key lessons learned, and reactions from a sample of students who have experienced the SSI. Overall, students spent a comparable amount of time studying for the SSI, compared to other traditional assessment techniques (e.g., in-class and take-home exams). In addition, their survey responses indicated that they were able to apply the skills from the SSI to other interviews, which led to perceived longer-term benefits than might be expected from traditional assessments.
Descriptors: Simulation, Personnel Selection, Graduate Students, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Learning Experience, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Internship Programs, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Structured Interviews
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