Many of us have either worked in or read about the dangers of working in a silo. Businesses work to break down the mentality that has people focused on only their piece within the organization. At PACE programs and courses are much the same, with the danger that people can be focused too narrowly on only their single course.
It’s important to remember that, with only a few exceptions, all PACE courses are delivered within programs, programs that include courses which build on one another to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be successful and competent in the workplace. Within a full-time program, it is advantageous to be aware of the other courses that are delivered to the class. Look at commonalities, and tie in concepts in materials so that students see the full picture of how the pieces come together, and not just within a silo.
Every diploma from PACE includes courses which focus on developing written and oral communication skills, as well as courses such as organizational behavior, and business fundamentals. Each program has a variation on the topic of strategic planning and leadership. Tying concepts from these courses into your specific course can provide students with more comprehensive and concrete understanding of work related topics and organizations.
The integration of concepts from across a program, by referring back to concepts already taught or foreshadowing courses to come, helps with the overall student learning experience.