Experiential Learning in Large Classes.

Paper Development Workshop for Special Issue of the Journal of Management Education: Experiential Learning in Large Classes.
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:30 to 13:30
School of Business, Maynooth University

With Journal of Management Education co-editors: Professor Kathy Lund-Dean (Gustavus-Adolphus College) and Professor Jeanie Forray (Western New England University) and Special Issue editors Dr. Annette Clancy (UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy), Dr. Claire McGuinness (Deputy Head of School at UCD School of Information & Communication Studies), Dr. Alison Hood (Dean of Teaching & Learning, Maynooth University), Dr. John Cullen (Lecturer, Maynooth University School of Business).

The teaching of large classes has received increased attention in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning literature, but the study, and delivery, of experiential learning in the context of large classes has received considerably less scrutiny. Most peer-reviewed articles tend to discuss the large class context in relation to the difficulties and problems that emerge from the massification of higher education. At the same time, calls for increasingly engaged teaching approaches have coincided with larger class sizes. The challenges and opportunities of experiential learning in such contexts is rarely theorized or researched in the scholarly literature.

The experience of either being a member of a large class, or teaching or assessing a large class, is often presented as something that is of a lower quality than the smaller class experience. Research has demonstrated that being enrolled in a large class can have an impact on students in ways that impact their experience of university-level learning. The aim of this Special Issue is to contribute to new understandings of how experiential learning can be used to engage students and faculty, who increasingly find themselves teaching in larger class contexts. Rather than exclusively discussing technological solutions or innovations that aim to address the difficulties that have arisen from teaching very large classes, this special issue aims to develop new ways of understanding engagement in higher education learning environments.
The full call for papers can be found at this link 
For information on how to prepare a research, theoretical, or conceptual article; an essay or instructional innovation or change in context paper for the Journal of Management Education please follow this link.  
To workshop is free, but places are limited.  To apply for a place on the workshop, please email a short outline of your proposed paper (approximately 500 words) to john.g.cullen@mu.ie