University and Corporate Innovations in Lifelong Learning
A volume in Research in Management Education and Development Series Editors: Charles Wankel, St. John's University and Robert DeFillippi, Suffolk University This volume covers cutting edge theory and cases in lifelong learning in both corporate and higher educational contexts. It includes studies of both prestigious world-class executive education and programs of regional universities. Analysis of the experience of innovative efforts to provide management education transcending normal degree program structures in both advanced nations and developing ones is provided. Partnering of corporate universities with traditional ones is discussed as a means of helping 21st century firms to develop management know-how to fit changing needs and opportunities. Executive education programs are presented as laboratories in which curriculum innovations integrating adult learning theory with professional development can be nurtured. How executive education programs can be designed to create learning communities that foster learning mindsets is described. One frame-breaking approach described is that of arts-based management learning as an expressive means to generate innovative and stimulating continuing management education experiences. Another chapter presents and explains best practices in leadership development are presented from a study of top firms. How the capacity for creative lifelong learning can be developed in undergraduates through embedded assessments is reported. A chapter reports on the efforts to support the European Council by constructing Europe-wide lifelong management learning and its provision to participants of a toolbox of ideas, concepts, models and methods that can be usefully used to promote lifelong learning.
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