Edited by Karabi C. Bezboruah and Heather L. Carpenter
Edited by Trine Bille, Anna Mignosa and Ruth Towse
Edited by Helen Walkington, Jennifer Hill and Sarah Dyer
Theories, Principles and Practice
Mark Thomas and Lucy Cradduck
Experiential learning - learning by doing - has long been advocated as an effective pedagogy for knowledge retention and soft skills development, with the role of reflection recognised as a key ingredient. Good business simulations are used successfully in many environments and professions, including Higher Education. They are often enjoyed by students and facilitate the three types of learning: effective, cognitive and behavioural. We look at the benefits to students and instructors of including business simulations within blended learning study programmes; which type of ‘sim’ to choose and when to use it; what to do (and what not to do!) to ensure simulations, and the associated experiential learning, contribute to student engagement and effective learning in a business school context.