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Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
An Educator's Handbook

ISBN 9780367206901
Published November 11, 2021 by Routledge
326 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book advances educational understanding and practice in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management (OSHRM). It develops new theoretical perspectives on learning in OSHRM and introduces and evaluates a range of educational approaches, methods and techniques to advance teaching and assessment and student learning in the field.

Chapters are evidence-based and provide practical advice for enhancing the effectiveness of OSHRM programmes and courses in universities, colleges and human resource development settings globally. With contributions from leading educators in OSHRM, the book both advances understanding and provides practical guidance for the design of programmes, courses and classes. Importantly, it illustrates innovative classroom and virtual learning experiences that will secure student engagement; cultivate critical and creative thinking; and enhance students’ employability, leadership and enterprise capabilities. A distinctive contribution of the book lies in the inclusion of student viewpoints on the understandings and educational advances proposed by the authors. Significantly, the book demonstrates how recent changes affecting higher education, such as globalisation, mass participation and marketisation, and, most recently, the pandemic crisis, can be embraced as opportunities to advance both educational understanding and educational policy and practice in OSHRM.

This book will be invaluable for university educators internationally in the fields of OSHRM and for HR developers working in management and leadership development, and the book has relevance to both groups whatever their career stage, from absolute beginners through to advanced practitioners.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: professionalising education in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Russell Warhurst and Kate Black

PART I Practising differently: OS and HRM learning, teaching and assessment in physical and virtual space

2 Engaging and enthusing students in the physical and virtual classroom

Lesley-Ann Gunton, David Hart and Patrick Hutchinson

3 It’s a game of skill: playful learning through board game design

Alke Grӧppel-Wegener, Helen Tracey and Katy Vigurs

4 Giving it a go: introducing authenticity into Human Resource Management assessments

Michelle Blackburn and Anne Paterson

5 The experiential approach to undergraduate OHRM

Pam Croney

6 Module design, delivery and assessment for large student numbers

Roz Gasper and Peter Simpson

Student opinion pieces

A Bringing learning to life through stories: the shoemakers’ tale

B Engendering real learning through practice

C Strategic interpretation of lectures

PART II Conceptualising differently: reframing OS and HRM learning, teaching and assessment

7 Enriching learning through interactive technologies in the online, blended and face-to-face contexts

Stanley Oliver and David William Stoten

8 Problem-based learning: is it possible to transplant teaching practice between countries?

Mark Crowder and Marilena Antoniadou

9 Classroom experience as an open system

Jacek Miroński

10 Developing praxis through active blended learning and authentic assessment

Rebecca Page-Tickell, Elaine Yerby, Santanu Vasant and Sima Heer

11 The HR consultant – an experiential learning approach: a case study approach of HR students working on live client projects

Nigel Coates and Rebecca Dutson

12 Developing entrepreneurial talent through pedagogical innovations: insights from three international case studies

Brian Harney, Alison Pearce, Paul Doyle, Tomaž Hovelja, Roisin Lyons and Katarzyna Dziewanowska

Student opinion pieces

D The challenges of student cross-cultural integration

E Enabling knowledge sharing in culturally diverse teams

F Peer learning within the multi-cultural classroom

PART III Educating differently: directions in OS and HRM education towards a new normal post-pandemic

13 Failing better: learning from failure and learning to fail in the Doctorate of Business Administration

Ali Rostron

14 Designing learning and technology spaces for educating Gen-Z university students

Lai Hong Ng and Lai Ling Ng

15 An exercise for evaluating virtual team member performance

Mary Gowan

16 Mind the gap: conceptualising and experiencing the space between academic and practice communities in HRM/D education

Helen Charlton

17 It takes a team: student-staff partnerships in learning and teaching in higher education

Marilena Antoniadou and Mark Crowder

18 Developing graduates as critical professionals: professional development ++

Paul Dowson

Student opinion pieces

G Peer-assisted learning approaches to enabling multicultural integration and learning

H Forming professionals instead of graduates: the value of experiential learning for future employment

I The value of partnership: a constructive dialogue

J Differing curriculum foci at top and mid-tier academic institutions

K Liberated or detained in remote learning?


19 Conclusion: the future for OS and HR educational excellence

Russell Warhurst and Kate Black

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Kate Black is Associate Professor at Northumbria University, UK. Kate is a qualified teacher, Principal Fellow of the UK’s Advance HE, and has over thirty years’ experience as an educator and experience within organisational human resource development (HRD). As Director of Education, Kate leads on learning, teaching and the student experience.

Russell Warhurst is Associate Professor at Northumbria University, UK. Russell is a highly experienced educator and HR developer, having been teaching and researching in higher education and working in adult education roles for four decades. Russell has published widely in the fields of adult education, human resource development (HRD) and managerial learning.