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Improving Teaching and Learning at Business Schools

Associate Professor Pär Mårtensson

The purpose of this research project is to advance the understanding of teaching and learning processes at business schools, and based on this improve and change such processes. The project investigates several aspects of teaching and learning, including:

  • How can learning styles be a vehicle for developing teaching and learning processes, for example in design of courses and programs at business schools?
  • How can live-projects and live-cases be used in order to integrate different subject areas at business schools?
  • How can integration between theory and practice be enhanced at different educational levels, given various contextual settings (different ages, cultural backgrounds, educational backgrounds, work experiences, etc)

The project is conducted with an action research approach with the aim to improve a specific business schools setting by applying theories about teaching and learning in higher education. Through interventions, like faculty development activities, aspects of designing and delivering education at business schools will be developed.

Keywords
Teaching, Learning, Learning Styles, Pedagogy, Higher Education, Organizational Change

Publications

  • Lundeberg, M. and Mårtensson, P. (2005). ”Real Real World Projects”, in: Wankel, C. and DeFillippi, R. (eds.) (2005). Educating Managers Through Real World Projects, Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, Connecticut, pp. 47-63.
  • Mårtensson, P., Bild, M. and Nilsson, K. (eds.) (2008). Teaching and Learning at Business Schools: Transforming Business Education, Gower Publishing, Aldershot, England.
  • Bild, M. and Mårtensson, P. (2008). ”Learning Styles as Vehicles for Pedagogical Development” in Mårtensson, P., Bild, M. and Nilsson, K. (eds.) (2008). Teaching and Learning at Business Schools: Transforming Business Education, Gower Publishing, Aldershot, England, pp. 271-278.

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