Experiential learning – learning by doing – has long been advocated as an effective pedagogy for knowledge retention and soft skills development, with the role of reflection recognised as a key ingredient. Good business simulations are used successfully in many environments and professions, including higher education. They are often enjoyed by students and facilitate the three types of learning: effective, cognitive, and behavioural. We look at the benefits to students and instructors of including business simulations within blended learning study programmes; which type of ‘sim’ to choose and when to use; what to do (and what not to do!) to ensure simulations, and the associated experiential learning, contribute to student engagement and effective learning in a business school context
|Title of host publication||Learning and Teaching in Higher Education:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perspectives from a Business School|
|Editors||Kathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley, Colin Chapman|
|ISBN (Print)||978 1 78897 507 0|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2019|
Kerridge, C. (2019). Experiential Learning: use of business simulations. In K. Daniels, C. Elliott, S. Finley, & C. Chapman (Eds.), Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: : Perspectives from a Business School (pp. 109-119). Edward Elgar.