© 2013

Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century: Leading through Technology, Diversity and Authenticity

  • Piet Van den Bossche
  • Wim H. Gijselaers
  • Richard G. Milter
  • Combines research and theory with applied practice in business education and training

  • Includes material relevant to both formal education and in-service professional training contexts

  • Highly relevant to current need in education for ways of facilitating learning in, and for, business

  • Wide-ranging research contributions on instructional design, best practice, reflection, learning, and integrating external stakeholders in the business education process


Part of the Advances in Business Education and Training book series (ABET, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Individual Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dirk T. Tempelaar, Bart Rienties, Bas Giesbers, Sybrand Schim van der Loeff
      Pages 3-30
    3. Simon Beausaert, Mien Segers, Anniek van den Berge, Jeannette Hommes, Wim Gijselaers
      Pages 47-68
  3. Group Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Rémy Magnier-Watanabe, Caroline Benton, Harald Herrig, Olivier Aba
      Pages 71-86
    3. Therese Grohnert, Katerina Bohle Carbonell, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Mien Segers
      Pages 87-101
  4. Organisational Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Kristen Reid, Sarah Robinson, Paul Quintas
      Pages 139-150

About this book


This book tackles the latest challenges in education in the business sector, outlining how the students of the future must be taught to adapt to a highly fluid business environment in which their ability to acquire new skills and collaborate with others is more important than possessing facts. Taking its cue from the growing body of theory advocating multi-faceted and often multilingual education, the book focuses on ‘competences’ and collaborative, team-oriented, project-based learning.

Beginning with a set of studies on the differences in individual learning and ways of supporting students, the volume moves on to a collection of papers on learning at the level of the group, which include material on team learning, and the sharing of knowledge in problem-based learning. The editors view these factors in education as an inevitable feature of pedagogy, reflecting the fact that knowledge, and its acquisition, is increasingly collaborative in our working lives, and especially in business. A final section applies the principles developed in the first two parts at an organizational level, evaluating the enormous implications these developments in our ideas about learning have for the educational institutions charged with teaching future generations. Combining research and theory with practical factors in business education and training, the volume provides wide-ranging perspectives on developing best practice in the sector.


business education and training curriculum development formal education group learning individual learning workplace learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Piet Van den Bossche
    • 1
  • Wim H. Gijselaers
    • 2
  • Richard G. Milter
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. for Educ. & Inform. ScienceAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2., Dept. of Educ. Research and Developm.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtNetherlands
  3. 3.The Johns Hopkins Carey Business SchoolBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century: Leading through Technology, Diversity and Authenticity
  • Editors Piet Van den Bossche
    Wim H. Gijselaers
    Richard G. Milter
  • Series Title Advances in Business Education and Training
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs Business Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-6136-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9437-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-6137-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 163
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Professional & Vocational Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Higher Education
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