Patrick U. Osadebe


The paper examined how teachers could use interview skills for the assessment of students in Business Education. It was noted that interview is a well-organized discussion between the teacher (interviewer) and the student (interviewee) before, during and after teacher-learning process. The interviewer presents set of questions to the interviewee to respond on the given areas of knowledge It was observed that there are basically two types of interview: Structured and unstructured. Structure interview requires more skills. Some of the interview skills an interviewer is required to develop include: ability to discuss and interact favourably, ability to establish rapport with the interviewee, ability to relax the interviewee, ability to keep issues that are confidential, ability to construct and present valid and reliable questions, ability to encourage interviewee to express thoughts and feelings objectively, ability to listen attentively without reacting emotionally to the interviewee, ability to take note or record facts, ability to establish good eye-contact and non-verbal cues, ability to score, and judge objectively these skills required continuous practice. A teacher in Business education could develop these skills for assessment of students in the secondary and tertiary schools. Recommendations were made.


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