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Team teaching in an integrated business course: Working paper series--05-20

Scherpereel, Christopher M. and Bowers, Mary Y. (2005) Team teaching in an integrated business course: Working paper series--05-20. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.

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Although the business community has long expressed a strong need for graduates with horizontal management and cross-functional skills, undergraduate business education continues to deliver curriculum that reflects conventional vertical approaches to organizational structure and business functions. The silo delivery of course content is reinforced by the traditional solo teaching methodologies used in business education. In order to provide the horizontal, cross-functional education desired by business stakeholders, it is necessary to integrate coursework in a manner that reflects the contemporary business team environment. To address this need for cross-functional integration, the College of Business at Northern Arizona University has designed and implemented a team taught class known as BizBlock. This paper presents the teaching methodologies used by the BizBlock faculty and addresses the significant issues associated with team teaching: discipline content, power differences, and the disincentives of team teaching.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 05-20
Keywords: Working paper, business education, integrated curriculum, team teaching, preparing students for the workplace
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 00:14
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1557

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