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Methods of Teaching Economics

  1. 1. Kharkov National University of Economics named after S. Kuznets Methods of Teaching Economics in English Department of Economic Cybernetics Olya Zakharova, PhD 2014 Project Management & Business Analysis
  2. 2. Content 2  Introduction to the Project Management  Approaches to Teaching Economics in English  About Project Management Course  Interactive Learning Environment  Teaching Methodology  Examining Methodology  The Method of “Drawing Information By Free Associations”  The Method of “Networking”  The Method of “Last Words”  The Method of “Team Building”  The Method of “Six Thinking Hats”
  3. 3. Content… 3  The Method of “Topic Prompts” and “Idea Mapping”  The Method of “Core Quality”  The Method of “Differences and Comparisons”  The Method of “Speaking on the Spot”  The Method of “Brainstorming”  The Method of “Discussions Based on Pictures”  The Method of “Guessing Game”  The Method of “Predicting”  The Method of “Pro’s and Con’s”  The Method of “Expressing Motivation”  The Method of “Proverb”
  4. 4. Content… 4  The Method of “Storytelling”  The Method of “Business Story”  The Method of “Template for Listening Activity”  The Method of “Interview”  The Method of “Making Choices Relevant”  The Method of “Pretest of concepts”  The Method of “Case Study”  The Method of “ESA: Engage, Study, Activate”  The “Eg Hunt” Technology  The Method of “PPP: Present, Practice, Produce”  The Method of “Apple Tree”  Conclusion  Being Agile
  5. 5. Our Course 5
  6. 6. Introduction to the Project Management 6 Today’s economy is a global one. The job market is changing.
  7. 7. Globalization 7
  8. 8. Globalization… 8 Globalization is impacting all of us.
  9. 9. Industry 9 Let’s look at one of the fastest growing industries, the IT industry.
  10. 10. The IT Industry 10
  11. 11. Time, Cost, Scope… Quality • It is delivered on time. • It is on or under budget. • It satisfies user requirements. 11 What are the factors needed for successful projects? … Only a few projects achieve all this.
  12. 12. What Is Project Success? • It is delivered on time. • It is on or under budget. • It satisfies user requirements. 12
  13. 13. Failed Projects • 45% over budget. • 7% over time. • 56% less value than predicted. 13 It’s estimated that project failures cost the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
  14. 14. Failed Projects… • 45% over budget. • 7% over time. • 56% less value than predicted. 14
  15. 15. Failure? 15 Why do so many projects fail?
  16. 16. Why Do So Many Projects Fail… 16
  17. 17. Why Do So Many Projects Fail… 17
  18. 18. Why Do So Many Projects Fail… 18
  19. 19. Why Do So Many Projects Fail… 19
  20. 20. Project Management Process 20 There are many different reasons for the failure of IT projects but the most common reasons are rooted in the…project management process itself.
  21. 21. Project Management 21
  22. 22. Project Management Is… 22 …the application of skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to meet the needs and expectations of stakeholders for a project.
  23. 23. PMBOK Definition 23
  24. 24. Our PM Course 24 Our Project Management Course is designed to help students to complete their projects successfully and on-time.
  25. 25. Your Teacher 25 An Associate Professor of Economic Cybernetics Department, PhD in Economics and Masters in both Economic and Computer Science.
  26. 26. About Me 26
  27. 27. Professional Development Units 27 I've also earned the professional development units for the Project Management Certification. And it is my pleasure to share my knowledge and experience with you.
  28. 28. Professional Development Units… 28
  29. 29. What skills does a project manager need to manage projects successfully? 29
  30. 30. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Knowledge  Administration and Management  Customer Service  English Language 30 Skills  Critical Thinking  Coordination  Monitoring Abilities  Oral Comprehension  Oral Expression  Writing Comprehension
  31. 31. PM’s Skills 31
  32. 32. No 2 days are the same  32
  33. 33. Freedom of choice… 33
  34. 34. Changes… 34 Project Management provides an opportunity to make significant changes to the organization and environment.
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. In Our Course • ƒKeep an open mind. • Interact freely with colleagues. • ƒContribute your opinions and experiences freely. • Relate new ideas to typical projects you have engaged in or those you intend to manage. • ƒEncourage colleagues to share with you their experiences. • Ask questions to ensure that you do not leave the training with doubts on your mind. 36
  37. 37. Interactive Learning Environment 37 Technological innovations provide new possibilities to transform the teaching and learning process.
  38. 38. Your Interactive Learning Environment 38
  39. 39. Teaching Methodology • ƒInteractive Lectures supported by multimedia. • Practical exercises in teams. 39
  40. 40. Teaching Methodology… • The real-world process of managing dream projects. • Exchange roles: a) the role of proper documentation and b) the difference between managing and 'doing'. 40
  41. 41. Examining Methodology • Constant review of practical work done. • Short tests. • Discussion on documents and solutions produced during the work on the project. 41
  42. 42. Examining Methodology… • Self-assessment and Lessons Learned Review. • Theoretical knowledge examination. • Peer assessment. 42
  43. 43. Teaching Methods Classroom success secrets 43 I use different teaching methods in practice in order to reach ALL my students effectively.
  44. 44. Teaching Methods… Classroom success secrets 44
  45. 45. The Method of “Drawing Information By Free Associations” 45 Steps: 1.Formulate a Problem 2. Associate 3. Find a Solution
  46. 46. Free Associations… 46 I need to illustrate Project Management concepts with real world examples and encourage my students to think from this perspective.
  47. 47. The Method of “Networking” 47 1. Be interested 2. Be positive 3. Be interesting
  48. 48. The Method of “Last Words” ambition, competency, individuality, equality, integrity, innovativeness, responsibility, accuracy, respect, dedication, diversity, improvement, enjoyment/fun, loyalty, credibility, honesty, excellence, teamwork, service, accountability, empowerment, quality, efficiency, dignity, collaboration, wisdom, empathy, accomplishment, courage, stewardship, independence, security, challenge, influence, learning, compassion, friendliness, stewardship, discipline/order, generosity, persistency, optimism, dependability, flexibility
  49. 49. The Method of “Team Building”
  50. 50. Thinkers and Doers
  51. 51. The Method of “Six Thinking Hats” 51
  52. 52. The Method of “Topic Prompts” and “Idea Mapping” 52
  53. 53. The Method of “Core Quality”
  54. 54. The Method of “Differences and Comparisons” Underlying Competencies
  55. 55. Which competence?
  56. 56. Effectiveness Measures ▶ Reduced resistance to necessary changes. ▶ Team members and stakeholders demonstrating a willingness to set aside personal objectives when necessary. ▶ Articulation of a clear and inspiring vision of a desired future state.
  57. 57. Leadership
  58. 58. The Method of “Speaking on the Spot” 60 How Do You Measure Project Success?
  59. 59. The Method of “Brainstorming” 61 Generating many radical, creative ideas
  60. 60. The Method of “Discussions Based on Pictures” 62
  61. 61. The Method of “Guessing Game” 63
  62. 62. The Method of “Predicting” 64
  63. 63. The Method of “Pro’s and Con’s”
  64. 64. The Method of “Expressing Motivation” What Machu Picchu is?
  65. 65. The Method of “Proverb”
  66. 66. Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm  A burden of one's own choice is not felt  A foul morn may turn to a fair day  A beggar can never be bankrupt  A cat in gloves catches no mice  A fox is not taken twice in the same snare 68  Своя ноша не тянет  Серенькое утро — красненький денек  Голый — что святой: не боится беды  Не замочив рук, не умоешься  Лису в одну и ту же ловушку дважды не поймаешь
  67. 67. Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm  A bad beginning makes a bad ending  A burnt child dreads the fire  A close mouth catches no flies  An evil chance seldom comes alone 69  Плохое начало не к доброму концу  Обжегшись на молоке, будешь дуть и на воду  В закрытый рот муха не влетит  Беда редко приходит одна
  68. 68. The Method of “Storytelling”
  69. 69. The Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling 71 1. Point of View 2. A Dramatic Question 3. Emotional Content 4. The Gift of Your Voice 5. The Power of Soundtrack 6. Economy 7. Pacing
  70. 70. Data Storytelling
  71. 71. The Method of “Business Story” all, all, be, earth, exploring, have, here, is, not, on, on, other, our, planets, problems, problems, reasonable, should, So, solved, solving, Sounds, the, timeline, until, We, we, what.
  72. 72. The Answer Is…
  73. 73. The Method of “Template for Listening Activity”
  74. 74. The Method of “Interview” 76 • Make a scenario • Provide rules for interviewer/candidate • Suggest the scenario: ask/answer
  75. 75. The Method of “Making Choices Relevant” 77
  76. 76. The Method of “Pretest of Concepts” 78
  77. 77. The Method of “Case Study” 79
  78. 78. The Method of “ESA” 80
  79. 79. AIDMA vs. AISAS 81
  80. 80. The “Eg Hunt” Technology 82 • Concept • Definition • Portfolio of examples
  81. 81. The Method of “PPP” 83
  82. 82. Present, Practice, Produce 84
  83. 83. The Method of “Apple Tree” 85
  84. 84. Conclusion Project Management: • A continuous process of learning and improving. • Leadership. • Accountability. 86
  85. 85. Conclusion… 87 In conclusion I would like to say that Students are active and get involved in the project activities based on diversity of teaching methods & technics while learning Project Management in English.
  86. 86. Being Agile  88
  87. 87. Feedback Project Management: • A continuous process of learning and improving. • Leadership. • Accountability. 89 Overall comment from students shows that they appreciate the knowledge that act as a guideline in developing project processes.
  88. 88. Olya Zakharova, PhD E-mail: harizmalife@gmail.com Skype: harizmalife Cell: +38 050 401 3335 Olya Zakharova, PhD

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