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ERIC Number: EJ1109916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Business Simulation as an Active Learning Activity for Developing Soft Skills
Levant, Yves; Coulmont, Michel; Sandu, Raluca
Accounting Education, v25 n4 p368-395 2016
Business simulations are innovative instruction models for active or cooperative learning. In this paper, we look at the social constructionist roots of these education models in light of the current efforts to enhance employability skills in undergraduate and graduate studies. More specifically, we analyse the role of business simulations in developing soft skills based on an international survey of students' perceptions of developing soft skills during business simulations. Our objective is to test whether business simulations contribute to the development of soft skills and whether gender, ethno-cultural origin, and professional experience affect the acquisition process. We also discuss the use and benefits of these innovative instruction models. The analysis suggests the need to take into account specific factors, especially ethno-cultural origin, when instructing via business simulations. It also calls for sharing best practices in the context of a globalised education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; Morocco
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