Cooperative Learning across the Business Curriculum

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Business | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Higher Education


This paper will present an innovative approach to business pedagogy, which we have introduced across the curriculum. We will describe how we have been using collaborative learning in our divergent disciplines of finance and law. It is our belief that traditional business curricula have taught inappropriate behavior to students. Organizational behavior classes introduce cooperative techniques that are abandoned when students enter the functional classes. Typical finance or law classes isolate people and force them into competition. This paper will present basic concepts of collaborative learning which emphasizes cooperation and interaction. We will explore the methods we are using to make this teaching methodology in our classes.