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Alex Cann: Experiential Learning Through Business Simulation Projects

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Alex Cann: Experiential Learning Through Business Simulation Projects

  1. 1. Experiential Learning Through Business Simulation Projects Alex Cann – BSC Edinburgh @alexjcann ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference | Prague | 26-28 April 2018 #eaquals18prague
  2. 2. Today I will cover… • Experiential Learning - Definitions - Learning Cycles • Business Simulation Projects - Why and How? - MicroTyco • Discussion and Questions ©Eaquals #eaquals18prague
  3. 3. Experiential Learning ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 3 Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Felicia, Patrick (2011). Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.” Lewis and William (1994).
  4. 4. Learning Cycle ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 4
  5. 5. A Simple Model ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 5
  6. 6. Projects can develop… ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 6 Team Work Collaboration Decision Making Business Acumen Interpersonal Skills Creative Thinking Problem Solving Target Setting Time Management Enterprise Skills Independent Research Team- building Resourcefulness
  7. 7. Micro Tyco ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 7
  8. 8. ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 8
  9. 9. The £1 Challenge ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 9
  10. 10. Some considerations • Whose experience is it? How can I ensure students take control of their own learning? • What is the goal of the project for the students? • What does success look like and how can it be measured? What are you assessing? • How invested are you in guaranteeing students reach their desired outcomes? ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 10
  11. 11. Suggestions • Evidence learning in an e-portfolio which could include videos, presentations, vlogs, blogs and web pages • Include formal, teacher-led reflection and planning sessions every day • Record progress on a daily basis • Start a leader board to give new groups a target to aim for and have rewards for weekly and yearly winners • Allow plenty of time for students to prepare their final presentations • Set up a partnership with a local charity ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 11
  12. 12. Experiential Learning Through Business Simulation Projects Alex Cann – BSC Edinburgh @alexjcann ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference | Prague | 26-28 April 2018 #eaquals18prague
  13. 13. ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 13

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