Jay has over 6 years teaching experience in various management topics at Victoria University of Wellington, University of South Australia and the American University of Beirut; both at Undergraduate, Masters and Executive MBA level (Business Ethics, Sustainability, Business and Society, Strategy, Change Management, Project Management, Knowledge Management, Systems Thinking, Research Methods-Qual). At Victoria University in Wellington, Jay was ranked in the top 5% of tutor’s university-wide for student evaluations. In his current role, his student evaluation average is 4.4 out of 5.
Critical and reflective thought Critical and reflective thought are the building blocks of any career pathway, and a foundation for civil society. Irrespective of the topic of instruction, university lecturers play a role in developing this ability among our student base. Additionally, we should promote reflective thought; giving students the ability to reflect upon their actions, motivations and the future, in order to foster constant improvement and more ethical approaches to business.
Problem and case-based learning Problem based and case-based learning are essential mechanisms for fostering critical and reflective thought. Going beyond memory-based retention techniques, case-based learning fast forwards the student experience into the most complex scenarios facing business leaders today – encouraging students to engage ethical and practical tensions which they one day will face. Similarly, critical thought is expanded by using problem-based learning, engaging students in active decision making in environments of complexity.
Experiential learning The classroom environment should be one that fosters participation, creativity and collaboration. Each class is an experiential setting, where students actively engage in content while applying their own creative thought to the learning process. Viewing learning as an experiential process fosters change and development within the student through the duration of the course.
Preparation for practice The majority of our students will enter the professional realm, and our courses and degrees should be formed to reflect this reality. We need to develop students who are excellent critical thinkers, strategic, have strong planning skills and who can communicate effectively both in written and verbal formats. These transferable skills are the first priority in developing students who are fit for their future roles.
EMBA 005 Project Management
EMBA 502 Change Management
BUSS 503 Research Methods (Masters Level)
ENTM 220 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
PSM 401 Public Sector Project Management
Buss 215 Business Ethics
BSM 403 Strategic Management
BUGN 5930 Business and Society
BUSS 1057 Business and Society
MGMT 205 Systems Thinking
MGMT 206 Knowledge Management
CUPR 102 Introduction to Commerce
1 Masters Student, American University of Beirut
5 Masters Students, University of Kurdistan Hewler
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