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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Are business lessons not realistic? Reply with quote

Too many business lessons are boring, England's school inspectors have found.

An Ofsted study of business education in 118 schools and colleges concludes there is too much "talking at" pupils and not enough real life experience.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7750249.stm

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally agree with you What we have learned at school and what we are working are completely different but can not say that what we have studied at school is completely irrelevant because there are some case studies which can be implemented successfully.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what would you suggest as a better alternative?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the relevancy of what we learn at school sometimes misses the point.

I don't recall having to use a Venn diagram in my work, and have certainly never had to apply anything like that damn awful integration/differentiation malarky, but that doesn't mean to say that the experience of learning material that we don't go on to use is necessarily useless, does it?

Sometimes just the act of learning itself can be beneficial. Just look at how many have done degrees that they haven't gone on to use, myself included... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sometimes just the act of learning itself can be beneficial.


That for me has hit the nail on the head. School shouldn't be about learning a particular thing, it should be about enthusing a love of learning in the student so that they are then encouraged to learn long and wide throughout their lives. Instead they have become exam machines.

Take IT as an example familiar to many on here. There is simply not enough time in school to learn any IT discipline, be that programming, design, networking etc. to a level that will enable you to gain even an entry level position in that subject. Nearly all the IT professionals I know have got where they are because of an awful lot of hacking about in their spare time.

School has merit but it has to be the start of the journey rather than the end, which is unfortunately the case in too many instances.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Are business lessons not realistic? Reply with quote

That is not bad on theoretical basis but there is no practical element in studies and lessons.So i must say that you must have to revise the subjects in universities and make the students more involve in market and practical studies.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say I think that books are possibly the greatest resource, and the only way to know what is in them is to read them. One big advantage is no need for power, you can read anywhere.
I try and read the high points of every magazine that comes my way and then go deeper if the idea interests me. Also with so many companies now doing free seminars that give more information than just the product they are pushing then it's worth going to everything you can get your hands on.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you one thing, niteshskumar143... you're banned. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without real life examples in a form that the kids can directly relate to, many will switch off. I believe simple illustrations and an enthusiastic tone can really help, but teachers need to find those real life examples for the kids to switch on and show interest.

Even at my age, i find so many guides/books that teach about business and money simply bore me, despite the fact i am generally interested in learning about the subject matter. If the delivery method could be improved and maybe more tailored to each of the different audience demographics/types, interest and pickup "should" improve. Well i would have thought. lol

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