GA simulation video in FNCE90062 Capstone in Finance: An innovative way to teach and assess students' discipline knowledge and employability skills

Brown Bag Research Series

Online via Zoom

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A boardroom simulation video has been developed and used this semester in FNCE90062 Capstone in Finance; a Master of Management (Finance) subject that consists of 200 students. The video portrays a presentation, to boardroom members, by a team of investment bankers. The video provides an effective strategy for students to gain the ability to apply subject knowledge in practice and to integrate employability skills development in teaching and assessment practice. View the video here. Zhen and Valerie will present the process of developing the video and how it has been used as a way to get students to apply knowledge in practice and develop key employability skills. Zhen will also share her online teaching experience of Capstone Studies in Finance in Semester one 2020 to show how flipped classroom and blended learning enhanced the online interactions among students and between teaching staff and students.

Presenters: Dr Zhen Shi, Lecturer, Department of Finance. Zhen obtained both MPhil and PhD degrees from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. She has taught subjects in corporate finance, asset pricing, and portfolio choice at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are asset pricing and investments, focusing on superannuation related topics.

Dr Valerie Cotronei-Baird, Learning and Teaching Specialist, WCLA. Valerie is a leader in the provision of learning and teaching advice. In her role she is primarily involved in working with academic teaching staff in the skill acquisition required to innovate teaching and assessment practices. Valerie’s research includes: the integration of employability skills in the business curriculum, the professional development of academic teaching staff, assessment and assessment criteria and feedback, engaging students in the classroom, collaborative learning and team-based assignments and online delivery.