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ERIC Number: EJ1096941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Reality-Based Learning: How to Nurture Reality Stars from Classroom to Workforce
Cojanu, Kevin; Gibson, Cedrick; Pettine, Susan
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v3 Jun 2010
In the classroom, the focus is on theory rather than reality on how to be effective in the business world. The lack of developing business savvy in the classroom leaves our next generation of leaders without practical abilities to be successful leaders in the global marketplace. The subject Business Writing course of this paper was developed to meet all of the elements of Bloom's Taxonomy and it also focuses on building skills with real-world business scenarios with serious business impact. The reality players (students) are responsible for creating the written policies and solutions (business writing) and learning effective communication skills required in business (communication skills). What developed were learning outcomes where students matured at every attempt in developing critical documentation and delivering confident and effective communications. The goals of this reality-based course result in a clear understanding of real-world business issues including the confidence to deliver materials in a realistic setting. The ability to operate in a dynamic business marketplace as a vital member of the workforce is an important dimension for today's students who will be tomorrow's leaders. The students from the subject Business Writing course will have an advantage of being exposed to critical real-world settings that will help them to become more effective communicators and business leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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