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 it; 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 publicationPerspectives from a Business School
EditorsKathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley, Colin Chapman
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781788975087
ISBN (Print)9781788975070
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019


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