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ERIC Number: EJ1052808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Building an Experiential Learning Model for a Project Management Course
Chen, Kuan C.; Chuang, Keh-Wen
American Journal of Business Education, v2 n4 p87-92 2009
Teaching students to become project management professionals requires a real world experience. Incorporating live clients into student projects, instead of using case studies or mock companies, adds a dimension that exposes students to the realities of project management. This paper will describe a structured methodology used in a project management course to learn a completed project life cycle. Based upon the written evaluations included with the final project documentation, students feel this project is the most valuable learning experience of the course. Furthermore, the positive relationship established with the clients allows this project to serve as a bridge between business and academe. This paper will discuss a variety of approaches to build an experiential learning model and provide a case study of a project management course using experiential learning to evolve a learning opportunity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A