Julie Gerstman is a lecturer in Economics and Finance in the School of Business at Swinburne University of Technology. Her research interests include investigating the necessary attributes of a firm to sustain a competitive advantage, developing methods to enhance the learning approaches of tertiary Business students, including suggesting a change to the approach of teaching university economics.


Publications:
The Motivation, Personal Skills and Process of Learning Experienced by Peer Tutorial Leaders.

Many universities have instigated a variety of transition programs for first year students as they have generally become more student-services focussed. The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of peer tutoring from the peer tutors’ perspective.

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Understanding Group Learning Processes in University Business Classes

This research paper investigates the impact of group assessment tasks on learning outcomes and attempts to determine if the group learning process matched Biggs (1999) positive outcomes of group learning.

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Applying a Complex Adaptive System and Weak

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Developing a Model of Student-Centred Teaching which Enhances Active Engagement

The study sets out to explore a change in curricula in response to an observed decline in student engagement.

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A Case Study Approach to Revitalise Large Class Learning

Curriculum changes include utilising relevant on-line resources that promote students’ reasoning and analytical skills. The results collected show improvement in skill levels and positive student perceptions of the revised curriculum.

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Testing the Potential for Improving Student Mastery of Complex Financial Concepts Online

This study explores the value of online learning resources for undergraduate business students as a way to enhance student mastery of complex financial concepts, build confidence and improve performance.

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Published online: March 11, 2015

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