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					The Business Capstone 301 Program:
enhancing the learning experience for
final year undergraduate students


     Paddy Forde

     2006 EFMD Undergraduate Management Education
     meeting, University College Dublin, Ireland



                  Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
Brief overview of Capstone


   Need: Provide final year students from
    different backgrounds and perspectives
    the chance to demonstrate their business
    acumen

   Challenge:   Show professional practice
   Solution:    Excitement + responsibility
   Approach:    Reflective PBL

                   Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
Teamwork Issues

   What is the best way to choose teams?
   How should we handle conflict?
   Is competitive pressure a good idea?
   How to balance recognition of group and
    individual work?
   What is the best way to celebrate team
    achievement?


                   Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
Assessment and Learning


   How can we encourage reflective learning
    (i.e., getting students to think about their
    learning)?
   What tools can we use to achieve
    consistent tutor evaluations of student
    assignments?


                    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
Collaborative Development

   What is the best way to realise cross
    faculty curriculum development and
    implementation?

   How can we encourage our learning
    experiences to be open and accountable?

   Are we prepared to lead by example?

                   Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
Questions

   Thank you for your participation




   Is there anything else you would like to
    discuss …



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