The Get Marketer Challenge Innovation: Challenging students using a tournament style competition

Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn & Kuhn, Kerri-Ann (2008) The Get Marketer Challenge Innovation: Challenging students using a tournament style competition. Marketing Education Review, 18(1), pp. 34-37.

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This paper presents an assessment innovation which used a tournament style competition to challenge and engage first year marketing students. The course-wide competition required student teams to solve real-world marketing problems for industry sponsors. Student feedback reflects enjoyment of the task and the competition, with students welcoming the opportunity to put theory into practice. Student attendance in the lectures and tutorials involving team presentations was improved. This structure can be adapted for any course with large enrolments. We recommend that instructors adopting a tournament structure consider grading mechanisms that promote equal effort and additional rewards, such as bonus marks, for teams progressing in subsequent rounds.

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ID Code: 27720
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: challenge, Engage, Marketing Students, Real-World Marketing Problems, HERN
ISSN: 1052-8008
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 CTC Press
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2009 00:51
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 04:33

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