IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

A Possible Model for Developing Students’ Skills within the Knowledge-Based Economy

  • Ion Plumb

    ()

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Andreea Zamfir

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

Registered author(s):

    Nowadays the knowledge-based society and economy as well as the growing demands for highly skilled and educated people are elements that claim for the change of traditional teaching and learning processes in higher education. Therefore, this study explores how students’ skills for the knowledge-based economy can practically be developed. The study disclosed a possible teaching and learning model based on multi-session approach that we have built and applied in order to develop students’ creative and critical thinking skills. The model target group consisted in third year students, distance learning, Faculty of Management, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, based in Bucharest and Piatra Neamt territorial centres. The professor chose as subject the analysis of the statement “Renewable energy may help the development of the region you live in” in order to improve students’ creative and critical thinking skills by identifying the logic connections between renewable energy and regional development. The teaching and learning activities have been divided into three sessions, in the end of the third session a questionnaire was used in order to reveal students’ opinions regarding the usefulness of this original method of teaching and learning. Thus, this study also disclosed the results of using the model from students’ point of view, derived from the analysis of empirical data collected during the class through personal observation and questionnaire. The findings of the study revealed that the model for developing students’ skills we have proposed may be successfully applied, due to its strong emphasis on creativity and thinking, responding to students’ needs within the knowledge-based economy and society.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://www.amfiteatrueconomic.ro/temp/Article_1058.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 30 (June)
    Pages: 482-496

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:13:y:2011:i:30:p:482-496
    Contact details of provider: Postal: 6 ROMANA PLACE, 70167 - BUCHAREST
    Phone: 0040-01-2112650
    Fax: 0040-01-3129549
    Web page: http://amfiteatrueconomic.ase.ro/
    Email:


    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. Sorin-George Toma & Shinji Naruo, 2009. "Quality Assurance in the Japanese Universities," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(26), pages 574-584, June.
    2. Marian Stoica & Bogdan Ghilic-Micu, 2009. "Standards and Costs for Quality Management of E-Learning Services," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(26), pages 355-363, June.
    3. Bogdan Gabriel Nistoreanu & Remus Ion Hornoiu & Puiu Nistoreanu, 2010. "The Adjustment of Perspective Among Students Regarding Protection of Educational Services’ Consumer," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(28), pages 348-359, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:13:y:2011:i:30:p:482-496. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Valentin Dumitru)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.