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Redesigned Research Course Results in Improved Student Outcomes

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Teaching Practices (Poster Only) – Analysis, synthesis, reflection, and discussion

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Johnson C. Smith University requires Business and Economics majors to complete an in-depth case study on a U.S.-based publicly traded company. A continuing challenge for students is their level of sustained engagement as they work on their projects, and their ability to synthesize and analyze a large amount of information in order to develop recommendations for company growth. The redesigned course employs Design Thinking techniques to improve student outcomes including improved analytical and critical thinking skills as well as writing and presentation skills. Preliminary results indicate an increase in students’ engagement and an improvement in student outcomes.

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Jan 24th, 8:30 AM Jan 24th, 10:00 AM

Redesigned Research Course Results in Improved Student Outcomes

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Johnson C. Smith University requires Business and Economics majors to complete an in-depth case study on a U.S.-based publicly traded company. A continuing challenge for students is their level of sustained engagement as they work on their projects, and their ability to synthesize and analyze a large amount of information in order to develop recommendations for company growth. The redesigned course employs Design Thinking techniques to improve student outcomes including improved analytical and critical thinking skills as well as writing and presentation skills. Preliminary results indicate an increase in students’ engagement and an improvement in student outcomes.