Building Learning Experiences in a Changing World

  • Piet Van den Bossche
  • Wim H. Gijselaers
  • Richard G. Milter

Part of the Advances in Business Education and Training book series (ABET, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Program Development in a Changing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Piet Van den Bossche, Wim H. Gijselaers, Richard G. Milter
      Pages 1-4
    3. Noah P. Barsky, Anthony H. Catanach Jr., Shelley C. Rhoades-Catanach
      Pages 25-43
    4. Janjaap Semeijn, Judith H. Semeijn, Marjolein C. J. Caniëls
      Pages 45-54
    5. Donald R. Haggerty, Victor J. Stone
      Pages 55-76
  3. Dealing with Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Astrid Krummenauer-Grasser, Ulrich Müller
      Pages 79-96
    3. Bart Rienties, Therese Grohnert, Piet Kommers, Susan Niemantsverdriet, Jan Nijhuis
      Pages 121-137
  4. Increasing flexibility through Technology

  5. Learning in a Changing workplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Nga T. P. Pham, Wim H. Gijselaers, Mien R. Segers
      Pages 215-233
    3. Simon Beausaert, Mien R. Segers, Janine van der Rijt, Wim H. Gijselaers
      Pages 235-265
    4. Katerina Bohle Carbonell, Bart Rienties, Piet Van den Bossche
      Pages 267-283
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-275

About this book


Advances in Business Education & Training is a Book Series to foster advancement in the field of Business Education and Training. It serves as an international forum for scholarly and state-of-the-art research and development into all aspects of Business Education and Training.

This new volume deals with several aspects of the challenge to design learning in and for a changing world. The first part concerns program development.  How to build curricula that are future-proof? Principles to innovate our curricula are identified. It answers the question how we can incorporate the need for change in our thinking about curriculum-development and identify the necessary elements to incorporate in our curricula. The second part focuses on the increasing diversity of students and employees within our schools and organizations, in terms of culture, language, and perception of ability, gifts, and talents. This offers a range of opportunities, but at the same time can possibly jeopardize some processes that are taken for granted. Chapters in this part analyze the processes that play a crucial role in dealing with this diversity and identify educational practices that can help to harvest the potential that lies within this diversity. The third part of this book digs further into the possibilities that are opened up by the implementation of ICT-support in our learning environments. E-learning provides tools to adapt these environments to the needs of an increasingly diverse student-population. In the last part we focus specifically on the workplace and how learning can be designed in such a way that employees are equipped for a shifting workplace. On the one hand it is looked how training can affect performance in the workplace. Does learning transfer to the work environment? On the other hand it is questioned how one can design affordances to trigger learning in the workplace.


authentic learning environments business education curriculum development design learning diverse student population e-learning educational practices higher education program development shifting workplace student diversity work environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Piet Van den Bossche
    • 1
  • Wim H. Gijselaers
    • 2
  • Richard G. Milter
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Education and InformationAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2., Dept. of Educational Research and DeveloMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtNetherlands
  3. 3.The Johns Hopkins Carey Business SchoolBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0801-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0802-0
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