Helping students succeed in a quantitative analysis courses is often difficult especially when students have little or no prior mathematical training. Without denying the significance of traditional lectures and tutorials in undergraduate education, an increasing number of academics are recognising the value of practical sessions, informal small-group learning and online learning facilities. By recognising that each person processes information differently, by reducing student’s anxiety towards the unit and by making teaching accessible to students of multiple learning styles, the lecturer can give all students a better chance of successfully completing the unit. This paper looks at the links between the multiple learning activities adapted in Quantitative Methods for Business unit to the students’ academic performance and their attitude towards the unit.
Stenberg, L., Varua, M. E., & Yong, J. (2010). Multiple methods: How to help students succeed in quantitative methods for business unit. Paper presented at the ALTC Leadership Symposium. University of Wollongong, NSW, 15-17 February.