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ERIC Number: EJ1067813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Using Social Constructivist Pedagogy to Implement Liberal Learning in Business Education
Chandler, Jennifer D.; Teckchandani, Atul
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v13 n3 p327-348 Jul 2015
This article outlines how decision sciences instructors, by pairing Liberal Learning (LL) philosophy with Social Constructivist Pedagogy (SCP), can lead the way in transforming business education. It outlines how these educators can cultivate more critical thinking and creativity in their classrooms in order to prepare students for the "real problems" they will face in today's complex and global world. Instructors can accomplish this when they adjust "how" they teach (rather than "what" they teach) so that students become active learners rather than passive listeners. The purpose of the article is to outline the outcomes advocated by the LL philosophy (Colby, Ehrlich, Sullivan, & Dolle, 2011), and describe how SCP, a pedagogical process, can help decision sciences instructors achieve these outcomes (Vygotsky, 1978). Instructors essentially become facilitators of discussion and dialogue rather than the sole distributor of knowledge in the classroom. Two sample implementations of SCP and LL are also discussed.
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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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