Experiential Learning: use of business simulations

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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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and Teaching in Higher Education:
Subtitle of host publication Perspectives from a Business School
EditorsKathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley, Colin Chapman
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Print)978 1 78897 507 0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


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