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    Experiential Learning in the Large Classroom Using Performative Pedagogy

    Donovan, Paul and Hood, Alison (2021) Experiential Learning in the Large Classroom Using Performative Pedagogy. Journal of Management Education, 45 (3). pp. 344-359. ISSN 1052-5629

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    Experiential learning (EL) is widely believed to lead to enhanced student engagement. This form of learning, however, may be difficult to implement in the large class sizes so common today. This case study describes an initiative involving performative pedagogy using interdisciplinary teaching and learning in an undergraduate class of 150 students from a change management module in the School of Business and an ensemble performance module in the Music Department in an Irish University. The students utilized acting, music, dance, and role-play in a large enrolment setting. Post program surveys and focus group interviews of students found that students responded positively to the initiative. Students also rated the class as more engaging than other subjects in which they were registered. Reflective essays written by students showed evidence of deep reflection and learning and these formed the basis for our discussion of the implications of this approach for management education. Future research should examine the effects of performative learning on student performance in terminal examinations.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as:1. Donovan P, Hood A. Experiential Learning in the Large Classroom Using Performative Pedagogy. Journal of Management Education. 2021;45(3):344-359. doi:10.1177/1052562920965625
    Keywords: experiential learning; large class; higher education; interdisciplinary; peer assessment; performative pedagogy; active vs. passive learning; engaged learning;
    Academic Unit: Centre for Teaching and Learning
    Item ID: 16295
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    Depositing User: Dr Alison Hood
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 14:11
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management Education
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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