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KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial marketing.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, ISSN 1554-7752, Vol. XXIV, no 4, 250-260 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research in the field of new learning methods has previously shown the pedagogical value of participants being active and doing hands-on exercises, as well as having a close teacher interaction. From a pedagogical point of view, case-based learning methods are often preferred. However, in practice, case-based methods are often difficult to scale up. Therefore, these methods are not often applied when many participants are involved in a learning environment. This article explores the possibility of creating “real active learning” with large numbers of participants. A case where 23,000 employees at SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, participated in a large-scale learning event is analyzed. The paper concludes that well-prepared learning processes can support “real active learning” with large numbers of participants. The case shows that the difficulty of scaling up, a problem often assumed to be an obstacle for the use of case-based learning, can be overcome.

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Boston, USA: WACRA, World Association for Case Study Research and Application , 2012. Vol. XXIV, no 4, 250-260 p.
Keyword [en]
active learning, learning processes, cost, case study
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116373OAI: diva2:589163

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