Educational Innovation in Economics and Business IV: Learning in a Changing Environment / Edition 1

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The book is divided into four sections. The first section 'Learning Ob jectives and Programme Structures' addresses the theme of the book. It examines how to ensure that the objectives and structures employed ar e appropriate in the modern environment. The second section 'The Struc ture of the Learning Environment' is a continuation of the first secti on but focuses on how the learning environment is designed to facilita te the student's learning. The third section 'Information Technology i n the Learning Environment' contains two articles examining the use of Information Technology as a learning tool. The final section 'Evaluat ing Student Skills' deals with the important issue of developing the s tudent's skills and how they can be evaluated.

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Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Part One: Learning Objectives and Programme Structures. Reforming Economics Teaching in Albania; N.M. Kay. How to Prepare Graduates for the Changing Workplace? P.K. Keizer. Business Education in Russia Needs Change; A.V. Matveev, A.B. Serpilin. Teaching Big Picture Economics; A. Brown. Importance of Informatics Skills for Economics Graduates; H. Heijke, G. Ramaekers. Graduates Learning Style and Labour Market Entry; J. Semeijn, et al. Part Two: The Structure of the Learning Environment. Redistributing Power in the Classroom: the Missing Link in Problem-Based Learning; A.G.L. Romme. Do Students Study More Thoroughly Within a Problem-Based Learning Course; R.J. Gerritsen. Collaborative Problem Solving in Tutorials for Improving Student Learning in a Statistics Subject: An Evaluation Report; C. Johnston, et al. Part Three: Information Technology in the Learning Environment. From Bits and Bytes to Bunches: Learning How to Place World Wide Web Information in Context; R. Polegato. An International Management Course and the Use of Groupware (Lotus Notes); R.S.J. Tuninga. Part Four: Evaluating Student Skills. Adapting a Quality Function Deployment Model to Optimise Professional Education in Human Resources/Industrial Relations Programmes; W.L. Hansen, et al. The Link Between Entrepreneurial Success and Advanced Skills in Organisation Development; D.B. Stoy. Fostering Students Critical Thinking Skills: Cost Analysis and Budgeting Project Approach; M.B. Greenawalt. Educating Entrepreneurial Trainers; K.S. Glancey. Integrating Communication and Entrepreneurial Skills in a South African Management Development Programme; D. Bond. Index.

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