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imparting sustainable life long learning skills

Imparting Sustainable, Life-long Learning Skills

Douglas L. Micklich

MQM Department

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

bus 100 enterprise
BUS 100 - Enterprise
  • Course description
    • Gives the opportunity to expose oneself to various areas in field of business and by facilitating active discussion in these areas, you should have a good indication if this not only a career field for you, but also which field in business you want to pursue.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

bus 100 enterprise course objectives
BUS 100 – EnterpriseCourse Objectives
  • Acquire an understanding of how various business functions interrelate within an organizational context as well as interrelate with other firms and business’s role in society.
  • Develop an understanding of how to work in a team environment.
  • Be able to take a position on an issue, defend it, and use your communication skills to persuade others to your point of view.
  • Be able to see the multiple and many times simultaneous roles/dimensions that businesses play in society.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

bus 100 enterprise1
BUS 100 - Enterprise
  • In teaching sustainable, life –long learning skills the methods employed must be:
    • Engaging
      • Students acquire knowledge through constructive dialogues (Mills, et.al., 1998)
    • Where students prepare their own educational material
      • Have a creative environment where:
        • Learner takes a fully active role
        • Learning becomes “fun” (Imelmen, 2002)
    • Able to show relevance
      • Importance to both future and professional life.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

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BUS 100 - Enterprise
  • Partial model adopted (Knight, 2002)
    • Action Research
      • Awareness of the problem
      • Exploration of the problem
      • Study of the problem
      • Suggestions for action
      • Monitoring of action

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

bus 100 enterprise interdisciplinary
BUS 100 – EnterpriseInterdisciplinary
  • Before discipline:
    • A way of teaching, learning, and doing research on the between and among.
  • After discipline:
    • Broad task of building and maintaining an intellectual culture that promotes free and inventive thinking on various issues worthy of inquiry.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

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BUS 100 – EnterpriseInterdisciplinary
  • Collaborative Knowledge Production
    • Learner can be informed from numerous angles
      • Importance here is in:
        • the defining and illustrating of the relationships which exist and
        • the synthesis and analysis in understanding the existence for/of these relationships
        • the ability to articulate them, individually and as well as in a team environment.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

developing sustainable life long skills
Developing Sustainable, life-long skills
  • Requires one to dig deep within oneself to discover:
    • Who you are: characteristics
    • Form the basis for those skills and how they will develop
  • Example: Decision making process
    • Identify and critically evaluate a given situation and determine its underlying causes
    • Generate alternative solutions or to support a given position
    • Choose and justify one course of action or your position on an issue
    • Provide the convincing argument.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

developing sustainable life long skills1
Developing Sustainable, life-long skills
  • Skills required:
    • Self-assessment
    • Critical thinking
    • Synthesis and analysis
    • Communication: debate

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

bus 100 enterprise3
Bus 100 – Enterprise
  • Digging Deep
    • Importance of self-reflection
    • Role of Master Student
    • Improving your learning skills
    • Improving literacy and reading skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Assessment and evaluation
    • Personal development

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

bus 100 enterprise4
Bus 100 – Enterprise
  • Business Skills
    • Relating and working with others
    • Business Function areas
      • Series of articles dealing with various business topics in various areas
      • Team Position-paper
        • Team chooses either a “Yes” or “No” position
        • Present article and convincing argument why you believe that way
      • Individual Position-paper (2 parts)
        • Paper stating your position on the given issue – must be persuasive to your point of view: due date of presentation
        • Assessment of presentation/persuasion
          • assess group presentation and
          • state whether you changed your position based on the presentation.

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010

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Bus 100 – Enterprise
  • Sustainable, life-long learning skills reinforced:
    • Thinking
    • Problem-solving
    • Analysis and Synthesis
    • Communication
      • Oral: presentation and debate.
      • Written
    • Team environment: ability to work with others
      • Organization
      • Society

Micklich, Douglas L. - CTLT Symposium, Jan. 2010