Innovation in the teaching of sustainability in the business classroom via a combined model of experiential learning, reflective practice and metaphor

Mills, Michael K. and Quinn, Andrea J. (2012) Innovation in the teaching of sustainability in the business classroom via a combined model of experiential learning, reflective practice and metaphor. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 17 (3). pp. 4-7.

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Abstract

University business graduates must not only understand but also be equipped to apply a sustainable thought process to today’s business challenges. However, evidence suggests that standard approaches to teaching business courses have not advanced to reflect changing student needs, especially for NetGen students who have differing expectations than earlier cohorts. The current challenge for instructors concerns the preservation of rigor and integrity in course design, while responding to the needs of a new generation of learners. This article presents a conceptual framework incorporating experiential learning, reflective practice, and the use of metaphor, with application to the teaching of sustainability within a number of business courses.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © M Mills & A Quinn. Authors retain copyright of their own materials. The IJOB, however, requests authors to provide clearance that materials may be used for educational purposes.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 07:21
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; business education; experiential learning; reflective practice; metaphor
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150503 Marketing Management (incl. Strategy and Customer Relations)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22400

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