Advisory Seminar: Fostering Integrated Learning in Degree Programmes

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 14 Oct 11 07:00

And will end on: 14 Oct 11 15:00


Rue Gachard 88 , Brussels

Contact:    virginie.heredia-rosa@efmd.org


Moving students out of functional silos and fostering integrated learning are key challenges for the design and delivery of degree programmes. While most management educators would agree with this statement in principle, only few business schools are actually delivering on the promise to provide intellectual progression with an interdisciplinary perspective.

The seminar will offer a unique opportunity for deans of teaching & learning, programme directors and business academics to exchange views on how to strengthen the integrated learning component of their degree programmes.

Three high-profile speakers – Peter Lorange (President, Lorange Institute of Business Zurich), Robin Mason (Acting Dean, University of Exeter Business School), Ulrich Winkler (Vice Dean Education, EBS Business School) – will share their experiences on the subject. The discussions will emphasize the role of curricular design, pedagogical techniques and the choice of assessment methods for achieving integrated learning in the classroom and beyond.

Please register for the seminar early as we will only accept a maximum of 20 participants.

The seminar will lead by Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD

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THURSDAY, 13th October 2011
19:30 – 22:30 Informal Networking Dinner (TBC)


FRIDAY, 14th October 2011
09:00 – 09:15 Introduction
By Prof. Ulrich Hommel, EFMD
09:15 – 10:00 Working Groups
Inventory of innovation achievements, barriers, challenges and opportunities.
10:00 – 10:30 Feedback from Working Groups: Open Discussion
10:30 – 10:45 Learning Points from EFMD Accreditation Experience
By Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 The Business School of the Future: Implications for Integrated Learning
By Prof. Peter Lorange, President, The Lorange Institute
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 The One Planet MBA: achieving integrated learning in a thematic MBA
By Prof. Robin Mason, Acting Dean, University of Exeter Business School
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 16:00 Session 4
By Dr. Ulrich Winkler, Vice Dean Education, EBS Business School
16:00 – 16:30 Working Groups
Action plan for fostering integrated learning
16:30 – 16:55 Feedback from Working Groups: Open Discussion
16:55 – 17:00 Summary and Conclusion
By Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD