A model for a student-centered teaching plan in basic business

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gwendolyn S. Watson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
George P. Grill

Abstract: The problem of this study was to develop a model for a student-centered plan of teaching Introduction to Basic Business at the secondary school level. The purposes were (1) to provide an alternative approach to teaching basic business so that the students and the teacher will be intimately involved in the learning process, (2) to propose a realistic plan that will provide a stimulating environment for cognitive achievement and positive affective development, and (3) to enhance the overall image of the basic business course. It was hypothesized that there would be no significant differences in student achievement in the student-centered class when compared to student achievement in the traditional class. A second hypothesis proposed that there would be a significant difference in positive student attitude in the student-centered class when compared to student attitude in the traditional class. Two secondary school Introduction to Basic Business classes, consisting of a total of forty-three students, participated in the study. The classes were randomly assigned as student-centered and traditional. The same teacher was responsible for both classes.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Business education
Business education $v Curricula

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