Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn R. and Kuhn, Kerri-Ann L. (2008) The get marketer challenge innovation: challenging students using a tournament style competition. Marketing Education Review, 18 (1 ). pp. 33-37. ISSN 1052-8008
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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