brown bag on management education

Category: Alumni Events

To foster the research climate within the school, the Research Dean’s Office set up a series of research brown bags. The purpose of these research brown bags is to highlight current cross-disciplinary research at Vlerick Business School and to create opportunities for sharing recent research insights. Through videoconferencing it is possible to follow the brown bags from Ghent, Leuven or Brussels. They can be attended, free of charge, by all people from Vlerick, parent universities or other academic institutions.

During this brown bag Eva Cools and Kim Bellens presented the results of two research projects investigating the impact of individual learner differences.

Abstract: The recent shift in educational priorities from ‘teaching’ to ‘learning’ led to increased pressure on teachers in management education, as this requires them to rethink their teaching approach. The emphasis on ‘learning’ indeed implies a shift in two ways: (1) from a focus on what the teacher does to what students do during the course; and (2) from a focus on the performance of the teacher (faculty evaluation) to students’ performance (student learning). Consequently, the assumptions of a ‘one size fits all’ curriculum are increasingly questioned and business educators face the challenge of preparing a diverse population of students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing business environment. Starting from these challenges, two studies have been conducted during AY 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, investigating the impact of individual learner differences on academic performance of Vlerick’s master and MBA students. The results of these two projects were presented, followed by a discussion of the potential implications for teaching and studying at Vlerick.

 

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To foster the research climate within the school, the Research Dean’s Office set up a series of research brown bags. The purpose of these research brown bags is to highlight current cross-disciplinary research at Vlerick Business School and to create opportunities for sharing recent research insights. Through videoconferencing it is possible to follow the brown bags from Ghent, Leuven or Brussels. They can be attended, free of charge, by all people from Vlerick, parent universities or other academic institutions.

During this brown bag Eva Cools and Kim Bellens presented the results of two research projects investigating the impact of individual learner differences.

Abstract: The recent shift in educational priorities from ‘teaching’ to ‘learning’ led to increased pressure on teachers in management education, as this requires them to rethink their teaching approach. The emphasis on ‘learning’ indeed implies a shift in two ways: (1) from a focus on what the teacher does to what students do during the course; and (2) from a focus on the performance of the teacher (faculty evaluation) to students’ performance (student learning). Consequently, the assumptions of a ‘one size fits all’ curriculum are increasingly questioned and business educators face the challenge of preparing a diverse population of students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing business environment. Starting from these challenges, two studies have been conducted during AY 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, investigating the impact of individual learner differences on academic performance of Vlerick’s master and MBA students. The results of these two projects were presented, followed by a discussion of the potential implications for teaching and studying at Vlerick.