Do graduating Events Management students perceive transformative benefits from experiential learning opportunities on a university’s public events programme?

Bossey, Adrian (2019) Do graduating Events Management students perceive transformative benefits from experiential learning opportunities on a university’s public events programme? In: AEME Conference 2019, 3rd July 2019, University of Hertfordshire.

[img] Text (Do graduating Events Management students perceive transformative benefits from experiential learning opportunities on a university’s public events programme? - Proposal)
AEME 19 Proposal - Linkages to Public Programme Bossey.doc - Submitted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (66kB)
[img] Slideshow (Do graduating Events Management students perceive transformative benefits from experiential learning opportunities on a university’s public events programme? - Presentation - Adrian Bossey)
AEME 19 - Presentation (AB).ppt - Presentation
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (1MB)
[img]
Preview
Text (AEME 2019 Programme)
#AEME2019 Programme – Festivals, Events and Well-being Research.pdf - Supplemental Material
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (121kB) | Preview

Abstract / Summary

This case study considers student perceptions on the transformative value and impact of experiential, or “hands on”, learning, which is becoming ‘an increasingly valued form of pedagogy in higher education’; according to Qualters (2010 and Kolb & Kolb 2005) who claimed experiential learning demonstrates ‘stronger student learning outcomes’; potentially indicating enhanced value for money. The developmental approach used by universities has been described by Austin & Rust (2015. 145) as being likely to be; ‘the difference between experiential education programs that enhance student learning and those that do not.’

The Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (‘AMATA’) at Falmouth University hosts student & public events which have been used as a learning vehicle for students on BA(Hons) Creative Events Management and BA(Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management over a period of 8 years. Students have benefitted from a range of opportunities to gain direct experiences, the results of which are ‘often concrete, easily identifiable and applicable’ (Perrin J, 2014. 1).
The presentation considers; a review of academic literature; a general discussion of the institutional approach to implementing and assessing the opportunities; and primary research in the form of on-line questionnaires exploring student perceptions, carried out with a sample group of fifty 2018 graduates.
A range of ethical principles were considered and limitations of this case study identified including the sample size.

Conclusions include the identification of elements of best practice.

References
Austin, J.A. & Rust D.Z. (2015) Developing an Experiential Learning Program: Milestones and Challenges. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. International Society for Exploring Teaching & Learning
Perrin, J (2014) Features of Engaging and Empowering Experiential Learning Programs for College Students Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice University of Wollongong

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Business
Education
Courses by Department: Business School > Business Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Adrian Bossey
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 14:23
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 14:23
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3291

Actions

View Item View Item (login required)