Challenging but attractive: Action learning and PBL go to business school

Anne Herbert, Mari Simola, Sari Stenfors

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


Problem-based Learning and Action Learning Methods in Economics and Business Curriculum

This paper will address the fit of PBL and action learning (AL) in economics, business and management teaching and learning. First, a literature review highlights the differences and similarities of PBL and AL in this specific teaching context. This comparison suggests PBL may be better suited to undergraduate programs and AL might be better suited to groups of learners in executive education, those already graduated with a basic degree and working while learning. The findings of the literature review are then projected to post-course learner feedback and focus group interview material from learners involved in PBL and AL courses at Finnish business university, Helsinki School of Economics (HSE). The data analysis enables us to elaborate on the possibilities and challenges of PBL and AL. Finally, we consider how these ways of organizing a curriculum might fit with the mission and strategy of HSE and give general recommendations regarding the use of PBL and AL in teaching economics, business and management.

KEYWORDS: AL, PBL, executive education, business education

OtsikkoUnknown host publication
Julkaisupäivä9 kesäkuuta 2005
TilaJulkaistu - 9 kesäkuuta 2005
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Problem-Based Learning - Lahti, Suomi
Kesto: 9 kesäkuuta 200511 kesäkuuta 2005


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