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ERIC Number: EJ821023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
A Timeless Model for Management Education
VanderVeen, Steven; Smith, Thomas M.
Christian Higher Education, v4 n2 p109-128 Apr 2005
How do we get our students, both Christian and non-Christian, to make positive contributions to the work of the Lord and be successfully engaged in the highly influential profession of business? We attempt to lay a foundation for a management program that tries to address this broad question. We begin by discussing different Christian philosophies of learning and then introduce the philosophy of Critical Learning. Based on this philosophy we introduce the Skills and Dispositions Model of Undergraduate Management Education. Our introduction includes an explanation of key educational outcomes, pedagogical strategies used to meet these outcomes, and pedagogical tactics that complement the strategies and outcomes. The uniqueness and unconventionality of this foundational model are fourfold: (1) It relies on a philosophy that focuses on the "direction" toward shalom and a "structure" that is skill-based, (2) it puts more emphasis on "skills" and "dispositions" than "knowledge" acquisition, (3) it focuses more on the "process" (or pedagogies) of learning than on the "content" of material, and (4) it is both "flexible" and "timeless". (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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