Curriculum Development Series: Project-Based Experiential Learning

April 21, 2018 | Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Project Based Experiential Learning

Curriculum Development Series

April 21, 2018 | Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Experiential learning is an increasingly important pedagogy for business school programs as deans, faculty, and executives increasingly recognize that critical aspects of managing and leading are learned most effectively through practice rather than through traditional classroom-based pedagogies.

Experiential learning is a particularly effective element of the business school curriculum as it helps students to successfully manage implementation challenges that often involve influencing colleagues and getting things done in the context of hidden agendas, unwritten rules, political coalitions, and competing points of view.

This seminar will focus on how to teach project-based learning and integrate it into a curriculum. Tools and templates to use for effective teaching and learning will be presented. Discussions will emphasize the role of coaching, of feedback and evaluations, and will examine how to develop syllabi and course material. It also will focus on methods for recruiting clients, for supporting members of faculty, and for measuring outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamental steps necessary to launch and execute project-based learning in a business school
  • Compare and contrast the teaching materials currently available to assist in project-based learning
  • Learn how to develop and manage clients, including a review of required administrative support
  • Identify successful relationship building with the local, national, and international community to leverage mutually beneficial relationships for project-based learning
  • Analyze models for effectively identifying and training faculty and staff on project-based learning
  • Prepare learning goals associated with project-based learning, as well as direct and indirect measures for these goals

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