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Teaching and learning business ethics in a multicultural group

Teaching and learning business ethics in a multicultural group Building on a constructivist learning theory and a case teaching method, this article suggests a mixed learning approach for teaching business ethics in a multicultural group. The purpose is to present the objectives and implementation of the mixed learning approach in a case course with a multicultural group. Based on the students' feedback, we also analyse and discuss the effects of the mixed learning approach on students' learning experiences. The article contributes to the growing stream of literature on business ethics teaching in higher education by presenting an approach that allows teachers and students to join in constructive knowledge creation in a multicultural group. In so doing, the article increases our knowledge and understanding of the effectiveness of business ethics teaching and learning, while fostering the role of diversity in business management. Keywords: business ethics; case teaching; constructivist learning, higher education; management education; mixed learning; multicultural group. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Lämsä, A-M., Puctait, R., Kujala, J., Heikkinen, A., Riivari, E., Medeisien, R.A. (2017) ` in a multicultural group', Int. J. Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 8, Nos. 1/2, pp.83­98. Biographical notes: Anna-Maija Lämsä is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Jyväskylä University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies Inderscience Publishers

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
1743-8268
eISSN
1743-8276
DOI
10.1504/IJKMS.2017.084403
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Abstract

Building on a constructivist learning theory and a case teaching method, this article suggests a mixed learning approach for teaching business ethics in a multicultural group. The purpose is to present the objectives and implementation of the mixed learning approach in a case course with a multicultural group. Based on the students' feedback, we also analyse and discuss the effects of the mixed learning approach on students' learning experiences. The article contributes to the growing stream of literature on business ethics teaching in higher education by presenting an approach that allows teachers and students to join in constructive knowledge creation in a multicultural group. In so doing, the article increases our knowledge and understanding of the effectiveness of business ethics teaching and learning, while fostering the role of diversity in business management. Keywords: business ethics; case teaching; constructivist learning, higher education; management education; mixed learning; multicultural group. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Lämsä, A-M., Puctait, R., Kujala, J., Heikkinen, A., Riivari, E., Medeisien, R.A. (2017) ` in a multicultural group', Int. J. Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 8, Nos. 1/2, pp.83­98. Biographical notes: Anna-Maija Lämsä is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Jyväskylä University

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International Journal of Knowledge Management StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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