Innovation in Professional Education: Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning / Edition 1

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Based on the experience of the restructuring of the MBA program at Case Western Reserve University, the book describes the transformation of a program from one where student learning was incidental to teaching and research into one where learning is preeminent. Draws from ten years of curriculum change efforts to trace the entire process of program redesign, from initial discussion to implementation and evaluation. Examines strategic planning within the professional school and describes in detail the Managerial Assessment Courseā€”a key element of the new program and a driving force for self-directed learning.The book provides specific designs, methods, and procedures for conducting outcome assessment studies, including five types particularly relevant to professional schools: alumni studies, employer studies, faculty studies, student-change studies, and professional competency studies. Throughout the book, the authors and contributors describe a wealth of useful, thought-provoking ideas and learnings on management education and institutional change.

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Provides perspectives on learning, curriculum revision, and adult development for professionals in management education. Describes the experience of the MBA program at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in its redesign and transformation. Examines strategic planning and describes in detail the Managerial Assessment Course, a driving force for self-directed learning. Offers methods for conducting assessment studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787900328
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/10/1994
  • Series: Management Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD E. BOYATZIS is a psychologist and professor of organizational behavior. Before joining the Weatherhead School of Management (WSOM) in 1987 he was a consultant in management development. SCOTT S. COWEN has been Dean of the WSOM since 1983. DAVID A. KOLB is a psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at WSOM who has taught and done research in experiental learning.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Taking the Path Toward Learning (Richard E.Boyatzis, Scott S. Cowen, David A. Kolb).

Part One: Processes and Designs.

2. Lessons Learned: Guiding Strategic Change in Higher Education(Scott S. Cowen).

3. Management of Knowledge: Redesigning the Weatherhead MBA Program(Richard E. Boyatzis, Scott S. Cowen, David A. Kolb).

4. Cornerstones of Change: Building the Path for Self-DirectedLearning (Richard E. Boyatzis).

Part Two: Outcome Assessments and Results.

5. Past Accomplishments: Establishing the Impact and Baseline ofEarlier Programs (Richard E. Boyatzis, Anne Renio-McKee, LorraineThompson).

6. Gatekeepers of the Enterprise: Assessing Faculty Intent and theStudent Outcome (Richard E. Boyatzis).

7. GAnder Differences in Student Development: Examining LifeStories, Career Histories, and Learning Plans (Susan S. Case,Lorraine Thompson).

8. Will It Make a Difference?: Assessing a Value-Added,Outcome-Oriented, Competency-Based Professional Program (Richard E.Boyatzis, Ann Baker, David Leonard, Kenneth Rhee, LorraineThompson).

Part Three: Key Learnings and Dreams.

9. Reactions from the Stakeholders: The Trials and Tribulations ofImplementing a New Program (Richard E. Boyatzis, Scott S. Cowen,David A. Kolb).

10. Conclusion: What If Learning Were the Purpose of Education?(Richard E. Boyatzis, Scott S. Cowen, David A. Kolb).

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