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Wood, Lynette I. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Many students approach the introductory accounting course with a great deal of apprehension. For the most part, the course is populated by non-accounting majors who often perceive accounting to be extremely difficult and may view the instructor-student relationship as adversarial. As a result, such students may be inclined to express their…
Descriptors: Accounting, Introductory Courses, Coaching (Performance), Team Teaching
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Dickinson, J. Barry; Dickinson, Carleen D. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This study examines the impact that experienced mentoring has on business decisions in a higher education business school. Students, arranged in teams, were given the opportunity to operate virtual companies in a well-known, business simulation program called Capsim. They were required to make decisions concerning marketing, production, finance,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Coaching (Performance), Professional Personnel, Performance
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Baltazar, Ramon; Maybee, Bryan; Santos, Michael R. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This paper uses Excel to enhance the pedagogy of capital structure theory for corporate finance instructors and students. We provide a lesson plan that utilizes Excel spreadsheets and graphs to develop understanding of the theory. The theory is introduced in three scenarios that utilize Modigliani & Miller's Propositions and…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Skills, Financial Services, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Hayward, Stephen; Pjesky, Rex – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This paper uses a blind grading process to test if the performance of online students were different from traditional students using a term paper from an economics graduate course. Consistent with the literature, no significant difference was found between the scores of online students and those of traditional students. Also consistent with the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Grading, Scoring Formulas
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Elson, Raymond J.; Ostapski, S. Andrew; O'Callaghan, Susanne; Walker, John P. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Nontraditional teaching aids such as crossword puzzles have been successfully used in the classroom to enhance student learning. Government and nonprofit accounting is a confusing course for students since it has strange terminologies and contradicts the accounting concepts learned in other courses. As such, it is an ideal course for a…
Descriptors: Accounting, Puzzles, Educational Games, Pilot Projects
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Walstra, Richard; Harrington, Steve; Drougas, Anne; Pollastrini, Raymond – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The traditional approach to business education has been through functional training in specific disciplines. However, changes in the way businesses have operated over the past twenty years have led to calls for a new, integrated approach to business education. Support for an integrated curriculum has come from various professional organizations…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nicholson, Lindsey; McLaurin, Frances; Triplett, Kimberly – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Story retelling can be a great experience for most children. It gives children opportunities to express their creativity through retelling their favorite stories. Many children do not like to present their retellings in front of a classroom, so it is important that a teacher allows a certain space in his/her classroom for children to share their…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Children, Reading Comprehension, Creativity
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Fitzpatrick, Laura E.; McConnell, Cheryl – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Students must be educated for a globalized, integrated world. Such preparation requires deep knowledge, critical evaluation, and cultural awareness. This is not a new idea among internationalists. What has been rapidly changing, however, is the understanding of how making connections for a globalized, integrated world requires intentional focus on…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Learning, Course Evaluation, Student Projects
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Walters, L. Melissa; Pergola, Teresa M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) identify spreadsheet technology as a key information technology (IT) competency for accounting professionals. However requisite spreadsheet competencies are not specifically defined by the AICPA or IAESB nor are they…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Spreadsheets, Competence
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Warner, Janis; Glissmeyer, Michael; Gu, Qiannong – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Although service learning provides unparalleled real world experiential student learning opportunities and benefits to four major constituencies--student, faculty, community and institution, it takes place in an uncontrolled environment introducing uncertainty into the instructional process. Faculty might avoid this valuable approach to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Taxonomy, Grounded Theory
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O'Connor, Jeremy J. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
One of the many challenges faculty members face when teaching courses is insuring that students read the assigned material by the due date. This study examines student reading behavior in two courses in order to better understand how student reading behavior changes over the course of the semester. The purpose of this study is to identify factors…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Student Motivation, Reading Assignments, College Freshmen
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Gentry, Ruben – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Collaboration skills are essential for all teachers, but crucial for personnel who instruct students with disabilities. Through collaboration, families and professionals are able to combine their strengths and wisdom to make education as appropriate as possible for the student. Capitalizing on each other's knowledge and expertise not only helps…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Maddin, Ellen – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Digital storytelling is recognized as a motivating instructional approach that engages students in critical thinking and reflective learning. Technology tools that support digital storytelling are readily available and much easier to use today than they were in years past. The convergence of these factors has facilitated the inclusion of digital…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Story Telling, Educational Technology
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Frank, Blake A.; Walsh, Robert J. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Online education has grown dramatically over the past 15 years. At the university level, researchers have shown that online education has both its advantages--greater flexibility and access to student--and disadvantages--like disconnection with other students and faculty. Another possible drawback for the students enrolled in an online course is…
Descriptors: Reflection, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education, Online Courses
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George, Beena; Delcoure, Natalya – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The need for multi-disciplinary integration in business school education has been well-established. However, academics and business practitioners have raised serious concerns regarding the achievement of this program learning goal. This paper examines how graduate business programs address and evaluate the learning goal of multi-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study
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