MULTIDIMENSIONAL LEARNING METHODOLOGIES
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LEARNING THAT INSPIRES EVERY STUDENT
At New Shores, we take an innovative approach to education, stressing the students’ learning rather than the professors’ teaching. Different students have different learning curves, and the diverse methodologies of learning ensure every student in the class is encouraged and motivated. Learning never stops at New Shores.
THE LEARNING APPROACH
The curricular orientation of the NSIC programmes will test students both intellectually and emotionally. The learning effort enables students to mature personally and professionally, with professors supporting them along the way. The college ensures that our students’ time with us is constantly inspiring, challenging and enjoyable. What sets a New Shores education apart from that offered by other colleges is our emphasis on a curriculum which is continuously adapted to meet the changing requirements of the international business and academic communities; quality of learning; the use of innovative learning methods; and programme structures developed in consultation with industry and business. Our graduates leave with the personal and professional skills necessary to achieve success in the global job market.
Classes at New Shores are more than one-way communication sessions: instead, they are lively, knowledge-enriching discussions in which professor and students exchange their thoughts on the subject at hand. Various supplementary training tools are also used in class, including slides, CDs, PowerPoint images, DVDs and video clips.
All faculty members set aside office hours when they are available for consultation, allowing them to focus on the individual learning needs of each student.
COLLECTIVE LEARNING / SYNDICATE GROUPS
One of the most valuable learning experiences is participation in a group session. Each group consists of five to seven students from different knowledge backgrounds, who are allocated specific case studies, assignments and projects to work on together. This multiplicity fosters creativity and teamwork, providing students with a practical insight into group dynamics, group process facilitation and conflict resolution.
HARVARD CASE STUDY
The use of case studies as a learning tool enables students to experience multi-level, real-life situations, equipping them to recognise significant issues and apply practical learning to a real- world scenario. The objective of this method of learning is to build up critical thinking and problem-solving skills in our students.
Teaching in seminars comes in the form of discussion, focusing on a research study or topic. These topics are related to current developments and innovations in industry. The objective of the seminar is to experiment with new ideas, and to comprehend difficulties with the collaboration of fellow-learners.
Interaction with industry practitioners is a vital mode of bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world implementation. This bridge is central to an inclusive understanding of theories and practices. Industrial visits to successful companies in various areas of business will give our students the opportunity to study close-up the best management practices yielding the desired results in a factual scenario.
HARVARD BUSINESS SIMULATION
This methodology exposes students to the replicated circumstances of an actual business environment. Students will learn to work under pressure and in an atmosphere of competition. Among the prime objectives of the Business Simulation are enhancing students’ decision-making capacity and leadership ability under adverse circumstances.
Student research is mandatory, and key to academic success. Training from professors and facilitated learning can cover a large part of any subject; however, it is the student’s self-learning that makes the difference between adequacy and excellence. The exploratory study carried out by students before and after teaching sessions is vital to their learning success.
Students write a thesis under the supervision of a professor which integrates theoretical and practical learning. The idea is to analyse and synthesise a complex situation and develop a suitable strategy and solutions. Students will gain a precious advantage by thus amalgamating academic rigour and practical relevance.
International workshops are aimed at developing specific specialised skills that give students a competitive advantage in the workplace, such as one-to-one selling, negotiation and conflict management, etc.