How to Organize a Real Life Problem-Based Learning Project in a Business Class Using Strength Assessment to Determine Team Assignment

Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 11(1), 45-55, 2011

11 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2012 Last revised: 26 Oct 2012

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Randy Steger

Lipscomb University

Jeffrey A. Mankin

Lipscomb University - Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics

Jeffrey Jay Jewell

Lipscomb University - Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics

Date Written: October 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of using real world projects as a learning experience in college classes. Specific strategies and tips are shared for maximizing the likelihood of success of the project for both students and the client firm. Particular emphasis is placed on using strength assessments to assign student roles in the project.

Keywords: class projects, group projects, strengths, Clifton StrengthsFinder, StrengthsQuest

JEL Classification: A22, M00

Suggested Citation

Steger, Randy and Mankin, Jeffrey A. and Jewell, Jeffrey Jay, How to Organize a Real Life Problem-Based Learning Project in a Business Class Using Strength Assessment to Determine Team Assignment (October 1, 2011). Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 11(1), 45-55, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2156549

Randy Steger

Lipscomb University ( email )

1 University Park Dr
Nashville, TN
United States

Jeffrey A. Mankin (Contact Author)

Lipscomb University - Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics ( email )

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.lipscomb.edu

Jeffrey Jay Jewell

Lipscomb University - Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics ( email )

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
United States
6159665769 (Phone)

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