Issues of Evaluation of Management/Business Education: A Survey of Baltic Business Schools

Dr Vida Skudiene
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In 2004, a survey was undertaken to establish how undergraduate management/business is being taught in the Baltic business schools (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia). The author reports on the survey findings from three business schools: International School of Management (Lithuania), Latvian Business School, and Estonian Business School. The responses of undergraduate management educators indicate that, despite some indications of greater attention and increased interest in the quality of university teaching in the past decade, lecture and class discussion are the dominant teaching methods in undergraduate business education in Baltic States today. The teaching methods in these schools have changed very little over the past ten years, although many of the respondents indicated that they had changed their methods in the direction of innovative teaching projects, and almost third of respondents have taken a course to improve teaching effectiveness.

Keywords: Teaching methods, higher education, management/business education
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Issues of Evaluation of Management/Business Education

Dr Vida Skudiene

Dean, Bachelor studies, International school of management

Dr Vida Škudien? studied Economics at Kaunas Technological University and acquired bachelor degree in economics in 1981. In 1989 graduated from Latvia's State University Foreign Languages' Faculty and acquired a bachelor degree in English Language and Literature. For 10 years Vida worked at Vytautas Magnus University English Philology Department. She holds a degree of Master of Arts in English Philology and a doctorate in Social Science, Education. She is an author of many articles and has recently published a methodological guide for bachelor and master studies students "Foreign language teaching and learning research". Presently Vida is Dean of bachelor studies at International School of Management and an educational consultant of Macmillan Education. Interest areas include Teacher development, Teaching methods, Curricula design, ESP, Foreign language research methodology, External school audit, Management education.

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