Customising management education: designing learning episodes using an open system perspective
This paper presents a holistic framework for designing effective learning episodes for management students. Based on a synthesis of adult learning theory and open system theory, the paper proposes a model of learning design which can guide the customising of management education to account for the particular requirements of the four key elements in a learning episode. Effective learning requires careful consideration of and alighment between these key elements, and flexibility to change when any of these elements varies from prior expectations.
McLean, P. (2012). Customising management education: designing learning episodes using an open system perspective. Annual ANZAM Conference: Managing for Volatility and Instability (p. 1). Perth, Western Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.