Teaching Method and Skill Acquisition among Business Education Graduate Students

The purpose of the study was to determine how exposure to workplace apprenticeship of undergraduates of business education could influence post graduation employability and job creation. Specifically, the study sought to determine what skills business education graduates need to succeed in the 21st century workplace and how that ties into bringing them out of economic recession. Three research questions guided the study. The design was descriptive survey design and instrument used was questionnaire. The respondents were 55 postgraduate students of a Nigerian university in Anambra State. The reliability of the instrument for the study were determined using Cronbach Alpha and were found to be 0.76, 0.81 and 0.79 respectively. The findings of the study revealed that there are several teaching methods and that business educators’ should evaluate their advantages and disadvantages so as to utilize the most appropriate strategies that some of which could impact positively on business education students’ to foster the acquisition of skill in them for competitive market. Students’ perception and ratings about the interesting and effective teaching methods is a way to suggest improvements in teaching/ learning process. Amongst others, it was recommended that business educators’ need to educate students in effective ways of giving precise feedback that addresses specific aspects of their learning experience by making their teaching interesting.

Teaching Method, Skill Acquisition, Business Education, Strategies, Sustainable, Human Capital

Learning in Higher Education

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