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Fenton-O'Creevy and Knight (2006) A dialectical approach to practice based learning

Resource author

Mark Fenton-O'Creevy and Peter Knight

Resource type

Papers

Description

This paper argues that the development of professional expertise requires the coming together of different forms of knowledge and the integration of formal and non-formal learning with the development of self-regulative knowledge. Such complex learning outcomes are unlikely to be achieved through a 'knowledge transmission' approach to curriculum design. It proposes that the proper role of business school teachers is as designers of learning experiences rather than custodians of the canon of knowledge. It suggests a necessary modesty about the role of academic knowledge but also a more effective understanding of the strengths and limits of practice knowlege.

By describing the approach taken to developing such multi-formed learning in one couse, the authors hope to stimulate discussion about alternative approaches to management education.

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A dialectic approach to practice based learning A dialectic approach to practice based learning

Date added

30th Mar 2007