ENHANCING STUDENT’S GLOBAL OUTLOOK WITH IN-CLASS QUIZZES

Ken Wong

Abstract


Students today are expected to know at least the basics of what happens in the world around them. Teachers must find ways to provide active learning and to increase student participation. This paper presents the creation and implementation process of low cost and easy to execute global outlook quizzes that are constructed especially for business undergraduate students. It is designed as an in-class group exercise for students to compete with each other. The balanced range of questions covers 5 continents with a focus on business, culture, geography, religion and general knowledge, which are essential matters for business students.

 

Living in the technological world, it is instrumental to use the latest tools for educating students. For more effective teaching and learning of global outlook, we use an integrative learning platform that meets the needs of students by providing one-to-one interaction via an electronic mode.

 

The construction of the questions was proposed by myself and my teaching assistants from Europe. The ad-hoc quizzes are carried out during the regular class time and no dictionary or internet access was allowed. The students would be organized into groups of 4-6 students and they can discuss within their group to generate the answers. Having tried out with hundreds of students, no one could answer all questions correctly and most students could answer 10 out of 16 questions correctly,  which makes them aware of the need to improve the global outlook.

 

Responses from student feedback forms seem to indicate that the quizzes and the e-platform blended learning approach had a positive effect on students' perceived learning and on their perceived attitude toward global outlook, as we had originally hoped. The approach makes the blended activities to be more interactive, enjoyable, easy to understand and remember.


Keywords


global outlook learning, quizzes, e-learning

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