Overcoming the Walmart syndrome: Adapting problem-based management education in East Asia

Philip HALLINGER, Jiafang LU

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Abstract

This paper explores design issues to be considered in adapting the problem-based learning(PBL) for use in the context of East Asian higher education and tests its instructionaleffectiveness in a Master of Management degree program at a graduate school of business(GSB) in Thailand. The research analyzes course evaluation data obtained from 20,988student reports over a seven-year period to assess the impact of a locally developed PBLcurriculum on student perceptions of course effectiveness and engagement in learning.Results of growth modeling found that courses offered in the PBL curricular track achievedratings that were significantly higher than ratings achieved in non-PBL Core Courses. Weconclude that PBL was employed successfully in an East Asian context noted for its relianceon traditional educational approaches, but we note the importance of adaptationsboth for curriculum design and instructional delivery. Copyright © 2012 Purdue e-Pubs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-42
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Hallinger, P., & Lu, J. F. (2012). Overcoming the Walmart syndrome: Adapting problem-based management education in East Asia. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 6(1), 16-42.

Keywords

  • Problem-based learning
  • Learner-centered
  • Higher education
  • Management education
  • Thailand
  • Asia
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T3333
  • Period: TDG 2008-2009
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output

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    Teaching development grants final and financial report: Faculty development in PBL as a vehicle for OBL

    HALLINGER, P. & LU, J., 2011

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