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ERIC Number: EJ1009742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
The Mock Trial: A Dynamic Exercise for Thinking Critically about Management Theories, Topics, and Practices
Farmer, Kevin; Meisel, Steven I.; Seltzer, Joe; Kane, Kathleen
Journal of Management Education, v37 n3 p400-430 Jun 2013
The Mock Trial is an experiential exercise adapted from a law school process that encourages students to think critically about theories, topics, and the practice of management in an innovative classroom experience. Playing the role of attorneys and witnesses, learners ask questions and challenge assumptions by playing roles in a trial with testimony and cross-examination. Once a theory or topic has been chosen to be "put on trial," one team of petitioners (challengers) and their witnesses make arguments to a jury. Another team acts as the respondents (defenders) for the opposing side and presents their case in a mock courtroom setting. The jury renders a verdict using a fishbowl format for their deliberations. Then feedback and classroom debriefing, which immediately follow the trial, and later reflection papers help solidify the learning experience. All materials required to create, run, and assess a Mock Trial are provided in this article. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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