International students are critical to the continuing success of the HE sector and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. The advantages that UK institutions have held are decreasing (Post-study work visa restrictions have impacted on entrant levels) and they must now look beyond “normal” offerings to students. This paper examines the pedagogical and practical considerations of transitioning a traditional course towards a Team-Based Learning (TBL) model. TBL courses enable students to gain a genuine appreciation of the power of team interaction and different approaches to decision-making. The study focuses on students studying a Masters programme in International Marketing at a British Business School. Course leaders have previously expressed frustration with levels of student interaction, often due to cultural differences and language challenges. We find a significant improvement in student engagement and also performance. The paper also highlights important practical considerations for anyone involved with the design / re-design of business related programmes.
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jun 2016|
|Event||UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Annual Conference 2016 - University of Sheffield|
Duration: 29 Jun 2016 → …
|Conference||UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Annual Conference 2016|
|Period||29/06/16 → …|
- Team-based learning
- international students