Academic journal article e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship Teaching

Editorial Vol. 11 Iss. 2 2017

Academic journal article e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship Teaching

Editorial Vol. 11 Iss. 2 2017

Article excerpt

This issue of the journal contains eight (8) papers of varying types of research and instructional approaches that contribute to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education.

Ronald William Perrin

Co-Founding Editor,

Chief Editor

University of Wollongong

The first paper "Designing Assessment to Promote Engagement Among First Year Social Work Students" (Morley & Ablett, 2017) evaluates the potential of assessment to promote students' engagement in first year social work education; particularly their sense of connection with other students in ways that may contribute to student persistence in the initial stages of their studies. The results from a survey suggests that a group presentation/performance assessment fostered collaboration and cooperation among first-year students and enhanced their engagement with each other, course material, and successful learning in this course.

The second paper "Adapting the Survivor Game to Create a Group Learning Term Project in Business Finance" (Campbell, 2017) provides a framework for the use of the popular television reality show Survivor as a vehicle for a college level group project in business strategy. The game has the potential to be a catalyst for critical evaluation of otherwise complex business problems.

The third paper "Assessing the Financial Knowledge, Behaviours, and Attitudes of Undergraduates" (Peach, & Yuan, 2017) examines the relationship between undergraduates' financial knowledge, behaviours, and attitudes are. Using a survey instrument three dimensions of financial capability were assessed and the results suggest that a higher level of knowledge, in and of itself, does not lead to prudent financial behaviour. …

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