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Comparing different teaching methods in hospitality capstone courses

, University of Missouri - Columbia, United States

University of Missouri - Columbia . Awarded


Capstone courses are now widely used in different educational disciplines. Capstone courses are viewed as the final opportunities for students to synthesize the skills they learned from previous college education and to prepare their future career before they get into their profession. The purpose of this research was to compare the effectiveness of different teaching methods in contributing to different student developing goals in hospitality capstone courses. A Web-based questionnaire was used as the instrument and one-way ANOVA was used to analyze the data. The results indicated that problem-based learning and collaborative learning ranked as the most effective teaching methods to achieve almost all the student developing goals. However, contrary to previous research, seminars and lecture methods were determined as the least effective teaching methods in contributing to student developing goals. Seminars also ranked as the least popular teaching method in capstone courses, which contradicted previous research.


Lin, J. Comparing different teaching methods in hospitality capstone courses. Master's thesis, University of Missouri - Columbia. Retrieved October 24, 2020 from .

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