The Practice and Evaluation of the Capstone Course: An Experience of Graduate Institute of Sport, Leisure, and Hospitality
The concept of Capstone is usually applied for higher education. The process of learning, knowledge, and reflection connects to the development of a career in the future. It emphasizes the linkage between the core ability of department and course objectives. To achieve the course objective, the content is designed and students’ performances are evaluated constantly. Therefore, the purpose of this study was through the courses of “Seminar” and “Topic on Industry” to demonstrate the concept of Capstone. Participants were students who joined both courses. The content of courses included speeches, academic presentations, and conference holding. An open-ended questionnaire was designed for pretest and posttest. Descriptive analysis, dependent t-test, and content analysis were applied. The result demonstrated parts of the students’ core ability significantly improved. There was a significant improvement of most course objectives. Furthermore, this study could help other departments to develop their own capstone courses.
|關鍵詞||行動研究、高等教育、管理、總整課程、action research、higher education、management、capstone course|