Developing reflective practice and trans-disciplinary knowledge in a cross-cultural learning environment using CAPSIM

Kavanagh, Marie and French, Jean Ann (2015) Developing reflective practice and trans-disciplinary knowledge in a cross-cultural learning environment using CAPSIM. In: Advances in exemplary instruction: proven practices in higher education. Proven Practices in Higher Education. City University of Seattle, Seattle, USA, pp. 133-141. ISBN 151436641X

Abstract

This paper explains the use of a specific computer-based simulation program, CAPSIM, as an experiential learning model to embed the development of a reflective practice and the application of trans-disciplinary knowledge to solve complex business problems. The learning environment involved teams of students from different cultural backgrounds from two separate universities enrolled in a common management course. Findings indicate that opportunity presented by the simulated business program to reflect, assess, and arrive at decisions can challenge assumptions and beliefs about process and practice. Further, the environment stimulates motivation and results in deeper learning not only about the concepts and materials being studied but also enables individual learners to grow personally. Cultural approaches and mode of engagement are also highlighted as variables of interest.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2015 City University of Seattle.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 06:34
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 00:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAPSIM; cross-cultural learning environment
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30920

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