New Age Learning: Nuance or Nonsense


  • John K. Butler
  • Barbara J. Howard
  • Nancy H. Leonard
  • Peter M. Markulis
  • Sandra W. Morgan
  • Daniel R. Strang


This session will be a roundtable discussion that will critically assess several of the new pedagogical paradigms. The authors will focus the discussion on the applicability of these paradigms to the instruction of courses in schools of business. Several contemporary teaching techniques will be considered. In each case the presenter will briefly describe the technique, cite recent literature that purports to support its use, and provide personal anecdotal evidence. This should foster a lively "ABSELesque" discussion in which other panelists and members of the audience will be encouraged to provide their own evidence that support the efficacy or lack thereof, for each technique.