Closing the gap between business undergraduate education and the organisational environment: A Chilean case study applying experiential learning theory

Valenzuela, Leslier, Jerez, Óscar M., Hasbún, Beatriz A., Pizarro, Verónica, Valenzuela, Gabriela and Orsini, César A. (2018) Closing the gap between business undergraduate education and the organisational environment: A Chilean case study applying experiential learning theory. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55 (5). pp. 575-584. ISSN 1470-3300

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Abstract

In response to the continuous changes in Latin American higher education and the increasing demands for better prepared professionals, the Learning Connected to the Organisational Environment method was introduced in the course of Marketing at one public University in Chile. This was aimed as an integrated approach to education, providing pedagogical and social value by connecting organisations and real challenges with the learning objectives. This paper describes its design, implementation and initial impact on students’ learning process. Results on the impact of the LCOE method show that students valued learning with this new initiative (n = 158) and showed higher performance and improved quality of their written reports, along with higher evaluations of the teaching staff compared to students in the same course learning with traditional methods (n = 158). Discussion is centred on the value of this initiative and on suggestions for transference and future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: challenge-based learning,chile,experiential learning theory,higher education,service learning,students performance
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 00:08
Last Modified: 03 May 2020 23:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74845
DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2017.1295877

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