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Practicing What We Preach: Using Professional Degree Principles to Improve HRIR and Management Teaching


  • John W. Budd



Many of the central principles of professional degrees taught to HRIR and business school students-putting theory into practice, knowing your customers, benchmarking against best practices, and using diverse toolkits for problem solving-are equally valid for the practice of teaching HRIR and business courses. Learning theory needs to be put into practice in the professional classroom, instructors must understand students and their diverse learning styles, teaching practices should be benchmarked against best practices, and instructors need to develop teaching toolkits for creating effective courses. As teachers of professional students, we should practice what we preach.

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  • John W. Budd, "undated". "Practicing What We Preach: Using Professional Degree Principles to Improve HRIR and Management Teaching," Working Papers 0605, Human Resources and Labor Studies, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus).
  • Handle: RePEc:hrr:papers:0605

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    1. John W. Budd, 2004. "Mind Maps As Classroom Exercises," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(1), pages 35-46, January.
    2. John W. Budd, 2002. "Teaching Labor Relations: Opportunities and Challenges of Using Technology," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 23(3), pages 355-374, July.
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