How can every management class be a dynamic, unforgettable experience? This much-needed book distils over half a century of the authors' combined experience as university professors, consultants, and advisors to corporate training departments. In a lively, hands-on fashion, it describes the fundamental elements in every learning situation, allowing readers to adapt the suggestions to their particular teaching context. It sparks reflection on what we do in the classroom, why we do it, and how it might be done more effectively. The chapters are broadly organized according to things you do before class, things you do during class, and things you do in between and after class, so that every instructor, whether newly-minted PhDs facing their first classroom experience, experienced faculty looking to polish their teaching techniques, consultants who want to have more impact, or corporate trainers wishing to develop in-house teaching skills, can benefit from the invaluable advice given.
James G. S. Clawson and Mark E. Haskins are Professors of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.
Figures; Why this book on teaching management?; 1. Fundamental elements in teaching; 2. Levels of learning: one, two and three; 3. Adult learning theory: it matters; 4. Planning a course: trips and tips; 5. Planning a class: no detail is too small; 6. Lecturing: the possibilities and the perils; 7. Managing discussions; 8. Case method: fostering multidimensional learning; 9. Role-playing; 10. Case writing: crafting a vehicle of interest and impact; 11. Case teaching notes: getting from here to there; 12. Action learning; 13. Experiential methods; 14. Enhancing the conversation: audiovisual tools and techniques; 15. Executive education: contributing to organizational competitive advantage; 16. Using technology to teach management; 17. Counseling students; 18. Evaluating students: the twin tasks of certification and development; 19. Teaching evaluations: feedback that can help and hurt; 20. Research presentations; 21. Managing a degree program: behind the 'glory'; 22. Managing a nondegree client program: an overview; 23. Dealing with the press; 24. Managing yourself and your time; Index.