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ERIC Number: EJ797912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Project Management in Local Nonprofit Organizations: Engaging Students in Problem-Based Learning
Kloppenborg, Timothy J.; Baucus, Melissa S.
Journal of Management Education, v28 n5 p610-629 2004
This article describes problem-based learning (PBL) at the subsystem level, namely, the application of PBL in a project management course that empowers student teams to solve problems in nonprofit organizations. Faculty members teaching in project-based disciplines can employ the authors' approach to introduce PBL and document its effectiveness, possibly using this to move their university toward system-wide PBL. Faculty members teaching in other disciplines can adapt portions of the authors' approach to their courses. This article explains the course objectives, the project selection, the deliverables, and how students direct their own learning. The authors describe their assessment process in which expert judges evaluate completed projects and award a prize to the best team project. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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