Wiley Pathways content is designed to allow students to practice what they need to perform.
The content in the Wiley Pathways program is designed to give students the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Through in-text learning aids and end-of-chapter assessments, students move efficiently from reviewing what they have learned, to acquiring new information and skills, to applying their new knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios.
In-Text Learning Aids
- Introduction: Orients the student by introducing the chapter and explaining its practical value and relevance to the book as a whole. Short summaries of chapter sections preview the topics to follow.
- In the Real World: The boxes tie section content to real-world organizations, scenarios, and applications. Engaging stories of professionals and institutions—challenges they faced, successes they had, and their ultimate outcome.
- . . . in Action: The margin boxes point out places in the text where professional applications of a concept are demonstrated. An arrow in the box points to the section of the text and a description of the application is given in the box.
- For Example: The margin boxes highlight documents and web sites from real companies that help students understand a key concept. The boxes can reference a figure or the Toolkit found at the end of each chapter.
- Career Connection: Case studies of people in the field depicting the skills that helped them succeed in the professional world. Each profile ends with a list of “Tips from the Professional” that provide relevant advice and helpful tools.
- Pathway to . . . : This boxed section provides students with how-to or step-by-step lists to aid them in performing specific tasks.
- Summary: Each chapter concludes with a summary paragraph that reviews the major concepts in the chapter..
- Key Terms and Glossary: To help students develop a professional vocabulary, key terms are bolded when they first appear in the chapter and are also shown in the margin of page with their definitions. A complete list of key terms with brief definitions appears at the end of each chapter and again in a glossary at the end of the book.
- Toolkit: An end-of-chapter appendix that contains relevant documents and examples from real companies.
Evaluation and Assessment Tools
- Self-Check: Battery of short-answer questions at the end of each section that emphasize student understanding of concepts and mastery of section content. Though the questions may be either discussed in class or studied by students outside of class, students should not go on before they can answer all questions correctly.
- Apply: What Would You Do?: Questions that drive home key ideas by asking students to synthesize and apply chapter concepts to new, real-life situations and scenarios.
- Be a….: Designed to extend students’ thinking and are thus ideal for discussion or writing assignments. Using an open-ended format and sometimes based on Web sources, they encourage students to draw conclusions using chapter material applied to real-world situations, which fosters both mastery and independent learning.