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The workplace is changing drastically these days. As a consequence of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution, new economic activities emerge, the production process changes, people use different communication tools, and organizational structures are adjusted. All these changes relate to the heart of business and economics, and there is no doubt that they will also influence education in these areas. Of course ICT provides new technologies to facilitate learning, but a changing workplace also requires a renewed focus within the curriculum of economics and business education. If ICT is leading to profound change in the workplace, is innovation then only a matter of introducing more technology in education? Unfortunately, this is not necessarily true. The translation of changes in the workplace into an improved curriculum requires serious analysis of the essence of the changes at the work place, and the way technology may enable student learning. For example, relevant knowledge is changing faster and faster. Does this mean that we have to adopt the curriculum faster and faster? Perhaps not, as students will have a labor market career of 30 or 40 years. Focusing on today’s knowledge – even if it is very up-to-date – loses more and more value if the life cycle of knowledge becomes shorter. Increased speed of change also implies a decrease in the value of knowing all these things.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Integration - assessment center - communication - curriculum - information - management - marketing - organization - production
Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. The Editors. Part I: Learning in a Changing Workplace. Developing Added Value Skills Within an Academic Program Through Work Based Learning; S. Falconer, M. Pettigrew. Leadership Education in a Changing Workplace; J. Frederick, C. Dalglish. New Training Methods: A Giant Leap of Faith? D. Monk. The Economics of the Learning Organization and the Role of Economics in the Organization of Learning; J.G. Nellis, S. Regan. Part II: Technology and Innovation. The IS Department Defines the Future of the College of Business; J. Perotti. Informatics Engineering and Business Informatics in the Ict Society: Substitutes Or Complements? H. Heijke, G. Ramaekers. An Innovative Approach to Teaching Investments Using Information Technology; R.J. Curcio. People, Knowledge, and the Internet: Redefining Categories, Concepts, and Models; T. Dumova. Integration of Groupware Into a MIS Curriculum; G. Corbitt, et al. Part III: Innovative Learning Methods. Innovative Business Education: `Problem-oriented Learning' - Some Results; N. Bastiaanse, L. Paul. Competitions and Problem-Based Learning: The Effect of an Externally Set Competition on a Cross-Curricular Project in Marketing and Design; F. Brassington, A. Smith. A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Business Software Skills; V. Perotti, et al. Some Evidence on the Use of Writing Intensive Methods in the Principles of Macroeconomics Courses; M. Milkman, et al. Designing Assignments and Classroom Discussions to Foster Critical Thinking at Different Levels in the Curriculum; S.K. Wolcott. Part IV: Curriculum Issues. Distance Learning: Paradigm Shift or Pedagogical Drift?; T.A. Creahan, B. Hoge. The Integration of Service Management Principles in A Business School Curriculum; K. Eringa, H. Otting. Promoting the Human Element in Resource Based Learning for Undergraduate Business Education Programs; N. Harris, et al. Non-Prescriptive Guidelines For More Effective Learning About High Quality Leadership, In Management Education and Development; E. Rausch, J.B. Washbush. Cross-Cultural Learning Practices for Business Education; K.R. Jensen. Lessons Learned: The Implementation of an Innovative Core Curriculum in Business; V.S. Perotti. Part V: New Assessment Procedures. Who Am I, What Do I Want, What Can I Do? An Assessment Centre as Part of the HBO Curriculum; V. Bruijns, E. Pieké. The Assessment Center: Global Issues and Local Responses; M.K. McCuddy, et al. Assessment & Development Centers in a Problem-based Learning Environment; W. Zwaal, K. Eringa. Part VI: Cognition and Learning. What Should We Expect to be Different about How Expert Business Economists Solve Problems? B.K. O'Rourke. Tracking Down the Knowledge Structure of Students; F. Vernooij. Index.