The Experiential Approach to Undergraduate OHRM

Pamela Croney*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter presents a rationale for the use of experiential learning (EL) as an appropriate pedagogic methodology with first-year business management students when introducing them to the importance of OSHRM as a key functional area within business. It discusses the credibility of an EL pedagogic approach comparing it with a traditional approach. Specifically it describes and critically analyses an EL module devised by academics at Newcastle Business School which is used with first-year students with an aim of introducing them, through exploration and experimentation to the importance of OSHRM as a key functional area within business. Specific and practical guidance is provided as to how to introduce and successfully execute such a module within a programme. Barriers and challenges of such an approach are also discussed in the context of faculty perceptions of EL within OSHRM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganisation Studies and Human Resource Management
Subtitle of host publicationAn Educator’s Handbook
EditorsKate Black, Russell Warhurst
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780429553523, 9780429262937
ISBN (Print)9780367206895, 9780367206901
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2021


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