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ERIC Number: EJ1057231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Collaborative Learning Using a Project across Multiple Business Courses: A Cognitive Load and Knowledge Convergence Approach
Bhowmick, Sandeep; Chandra, Aruna; Harper, Jeffrey S.; Sweetin, Vernon
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v13 n2 p197-219 Apr 2015
Four business professors at a state university in the Midwestern United States launched a collaborative learning project grounded in cognitive learning theory and knowledge convergence theory with the objective of assessing student learning gains in cross-functional knowledge (CFK), course-related knowledge (CRK), and overall satisfaction with this teaching approach. The project involved the start-up and operation of an entrepreneurial campus lunch delivery service from local restaurants to university faculty, students, and staff. A total of 46 students participated in the project, and comprised seven groups across four business courses: Strategy, Project Management, Marketing Promotion, and Marketing Research. A survey instrument was developed comprising 21 items. Survey results indicated significant increases in cross-functional and course-related knowledge, and in student involvement and teamwork when using this cross-functional, multicourse approach to an entrepreneurial endeavor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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