Using Collaborative Learning to Develop Students' Soft Skills
27 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2019 Last revised: 26 May 2019
Date Written: March 28, 2019
Managers now emphasize the importance of soft interpersonal skills for success in business. We provide an active learning approach to collaboratively teach students basic soft skills that are needed in most careers. There are initial startup costs for the instructor, but this effort soon reaps extraordinary rewards for students. In our approach, the need for soft skills arises from a real-world issue that results from the application of technical skills in an exercise. A decision must be made, which requires students to learn soft skills. Finally, students apply their soft skills in the real world. We provide extensive support for instructors.
Keywords: interpersonal, decisions, communication, soft skills
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