Handbook of Teaching and Learning at Business Schools
Together with Thyra Uth Thomsen, Annemette Kjærgaard, Eleri Rosier, and Aybars Tuncdogan, I have completed a handbook on teaching and learning at business schools.
This handbook investigates the many perspectives from which to reconsider teaching and learning within business schools, during a time in which higher education is facing challenges to the way teaching might be delivered in the future.
Bringing together a diverse range of expert contributors, the handbook fills gaps in current knowledge and research, whilst expanding and exploring new fields. Topics covered include the use and value of learning technologies, leadership education and continuous professional development of research-based teachers. Crucially, the handbook considers how faculty at all levels of seniority will be forced to challenge their own modus operandi in designing and delivering teaching. This is especially important during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, where blended learning should be carefully assessed before it is adopted as part of any course design.
Offering both practical suggestions and cutting-edge research into the field, the handbook is hoped to be a key resource for academics, practitioners and students in business and management education who wish to consolidate their teaching and learning and further understand the broader issues surrounding it.
”The modernization of student learning experiences has never been more pressing than post-COVID. This thought-provoking book provides a plethora of perspectives on how to achieve better and more modern learning, through teams, through technology, through cases and through the continuous professional development of educators. This volume is a useful handbook both for educational practitioners and for researchers in educational research and development. Highly recommended!”
–Dean, Professor Peter Møllgaard, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the Netherlands
“Business education has experienced significant transformation in the 21st century, and more recently through the pressures on business schools to adapt to blended learning practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. This compilation of papers provides an excellent resource to help navigate and understand the important dimensions of successful modern business education. It includes contributions from some leading scholars and across a range of important topics, including learning environments, technologies, CPD and research-led teaching.”
–Professor Stuart J. Barnes, Chair in Marketing, King's Business School, King's College London, the United Kingdom
“This book provides valuable direction to business schools during these transformational times. The chapters explore how business schools can improve the educational process, implement learning technologies, and effect pedagogical and social change.”
–Professor C. Anthony Di Benedetto, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
“As we grapple with intensifying calls for change, this indispensable compendium poses critical questions whilst simultaneously offering valuable insights into the transformation journey that lies ahead for business school leadership and faculty.”
–Professor Nicola Kleyn, Dean of Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management,
Erasmus University, the Netherlands
“This is a much-needed compendium, bringing together contributions addressing a wide variety of aspects of business school teaching. It is a timely, original and interesting volume, written by educators and scholars based across the world. A must-read not only for those who are new to teaching but for everyone who wishes to keep abreast of pedagogic developments in business schools.”
–Professor Martyna Sliwa, University of Essex, Co-Editor of Management Learning, the United Kingdom
“The book Handbook of Teaching and Learning at Business Schools: A Practice-Based Approach is a timeous and much needed book targeted at teaching faculty, administrators, and management of business schools across the globe. The book covers key issues business schools, irrespective of their geographic location, grapple with in ensuring an optimal learning experience for students. The book provides transformational perspectives of learning and gives insight into contemporary learning environments. The section on the use and value of learning technologies cannot come at a more opportune time. The book also deals with aspects related to the teaching and assessing in the business school classroom, leadership education and professional development of teaching faculty. It concludes with a section addressing the translation of research into teaching, work integrated teaching and how to harness the synergies between research, teaching, and engagement. This is a must read as it provides deep insight into so many of the pertinent issues relevant to business school teaching and learning.
–Professor Daniel J. Petzer, Head of Research, Henley Business School Africa, South Africa
“No other group of graduates has more access to resources than those with a business-oriented degree. How can Universities prepare them for both the opportunities as well as the duties connected with such access? The authors of Handbook of Teaching and Learning at Business Schools: A Practice-Based Approach have the pertinent answers for business educators of the current and next generation.”
–Dr. Gregor Halff, Dean of Education and Professor (mso), Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
“Recent events have forced us to re-think how we undertake teaching and learning in business schools. This collection of essays on management education arrives at the perfect time to help us organize and enhance our thoughts about the changes underway, providing an overdue research perspective.”
–Robert D. Austin, Professor, Ivey Business School, London, Canada
“A timely and refreshing text!! Targeted at those who are eagerly seeking new ways of teaching and engaging students in challenging contexts. This book emphasises co-production of education, the importance of involving key stakeholders in the learning experience while ensuring leadership and professionalism remain core. This is a ‘must-read’ for Business School faculty.
–Professor Julian Gould-Williams, Pro-Dean Education and Students, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
“Business schools are in a unique position to both affect and effect change – socially, pedagogically, and developmentally. The perspectives on transformation, which highlight the many advantages and challenges which lie ahead, are rich with theoretical and practical examples. Consistently offering a student-centric approach, while recognising the demands placed on educators, is a delicate balancing act, but one which is clearly readily achieved here.”
–Associate Professor Juliette Overland, Associate Dean of Student Life, University of Sydney Business School, Australia