A day of teaching classes in Olomouc, Czech Republic


A day of teaching classes in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

This is what I was doing a year ago this Friday, April 15, helping teach classes at a university in the Czech Republic. This was before my MBA student group officially became stranded in Europe because of the Icelandic volcano eruption.

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A day of teaching classes in Olomouc, Czech Republic


Our group helped teach two university classes today at Univerzita Palackého in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Dr. Adina Scruggs has been teaching at the university all week and has introduced the students to the SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). SWOT is used to analyze business strengths and weaknesses.

My group, including Josh Rule, Benton Jones and Julian Bennett, led groups of four to five students in analyzing businesses using SWOT. Czech universities normally only lecture to students and do not engage them in interactive learning, so Adina has been working to overcome that cultural barrier, which the students seemed to appreciate. They loved learning about American culture, from discussing music to how our university and colleges operate. Then, some of the students led us on a tour of their town, which dates to the 10th century.

Now, we’re back in Brno preparing to leave to Prague in a few hours–another early morning and lots of commuting.

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