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ERIC Number: EJ979262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Threshold Concepts and Conceptions: Student Learning in Introductory Management Courses
Wright, April L.; Gilmore, Anne
Journal of Management Education, v36 n5 p614-635 Oct 2012
This article explores how insights from the broader education literature on threshold concepts and conceptions can be applied to improve the teaching of undergraduate introductory management courses. The authors propose that these courses are underpinned by the threshold conception, or "underlying game," that management is a practice informed by theory. This threshold conception is both troublesome and transformative for novice management students. Using the redesign of the undergraduate introductory management course the authors teach as an exemplar, they demonstrate how student learning can be improved by designing learning activities and assessment that help students "see" the threshold conception that connects management theory and practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia