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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Assessment of soft skills…
Descriptors: Business Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Green, Diana J.; Blaszczynski, Carol – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Soft skills building activities…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Expectation
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Polkinghorne, Frederick W.; Bland, Zinna L. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
The contemporary workforce requires technical and reading skills (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2008; The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Society of Human Resource Management, 2006). Technical skills allow workers to perform specific workforce tasks, while reading skills are generally needed by…
Descriptors: Business Education, Secondary School Teachers, Reading Skills, Adolescents
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Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph; Shwom, Barbara – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
Most business communication classes teach students to use a writing process to compose effective documents. Students practice the process by applying it to various types of writing with various purposes-reports, presentations, bad news letters, persuasive memos, etc. However, unless students practice that process in other contexts outside of the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, Speech Communication, Writing Processes
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Nelson, Eric M.; Wright, Christine M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
Many educators find that students do not participate actively in class, and are constantly seeking a variety of techniques to encourage student participation. The focus of this paper is to show how simultaneous report and provocative statements can be combined to foster appreciative inquiry, thereby, creating a learning environment with greater…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Group Discussion, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
The emphasis on the importance of collaborative skill is evident at nearly all levels of education. In higher education, teamwork and group skills are critical elements in a business student's training. To be successful in the business world, students must be able to work well in teams. Group work can be a successful learning experience if…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Teamwork, Learning Experience, Team Training
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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
Presentation mastery is a skill of paramount importance in the business world. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has delineated the ability to "articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal skills in a variety of forms and contexts" as a student outcome under learning and innovation skills. Ability to think on…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Self Esteem, Business Skills, Communication Skills
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Roach-Duncan, Joy – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
In recent times experiential learning attempted to assist student development in almost every field. More specifically regarding business studies, instructors have used experiential learning projects in a variety of ways, depending upon the business function. The described learning project progression holds the potential to be useful to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Communication, Research Methodology, Experiential Learning
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Bosco, Susan M.; Jervis, Kathryn J.; Harvey, Diane M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2009
Cooperative learning, defined as students working in teams or groups to accomplish an objective, has had a long history as a method of instruction. The use of teams as an instructional mode in colleges of business and related areas has increased due to the expectation in most organizations that workers can be effective in teams and groups.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Hallam, Teresa A.; Hallam, Stephen F. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2009
Imagine a computerized learning management system that enables teachers to deliver pertinent learning materials to students. Lectures are prerecorded and made available to download from the learning management system. If all their lectures were prerecorded, what would teachers do in the classroom? Classroom time could be used to coordinate…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Instructional Design, Database Management Systems, Courseware
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Haggard, K. Stephen – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2009
Many professors assume that their courses are exciting and worthy of students' attention. However, students find some finance courses to be more appealing than others. The introductory college course in financial intermediaries and markets often can be found at the bottom of student interest rankings of finance courses due to its complex nature.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Interaction
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Crews, Moody E.; Hemby, K. Virginia – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2009
This paper is an extension of an earlier JARBI article, "Integrating University and College Career Services Programs into the Business Communication Curriculum" (Hemby & Crews, 2005). The original article provided business communication instructors with ideas for integrating career services' programs into the business communication curriculum,…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness, Career Centers
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Dupin-Bryant, Pamela A. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
Groups are a fundamental part of the business world. Yet, as companies continue to expand internationally, a major challenge lies in promoting effective communication among employees who work in varying time zones. Global expansion often requires group collaboration through computer systems. Computer-mediated groups lead to different communicative…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Group Structure, Communication Skills, Employees
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Fernsten, Linda; Fernsten, Jeffrey – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
A writing workshop is a pedagogical tool that can create a more productive experience for teachers and students alike. Business students who have used this technique with experienced instructors agree that a well-planned writing workshop can be useful for dispelling writing fears, furthering understanding of business communication skills,…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops, Communication Skills
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Hazari, Sunil; Gaytan, Jorge; North, Alexa – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
In addition to the difficult task of identifying teaching methods that ensure student learning, the American educational system is facing significant challenges. Schools are struggling to maintain standards for high-quality teaching while trying to address the learning needs of students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The same struggle is…
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Accountability, Business Education, Limited English Speaking
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