This article focuses on the high tech management specialization programme at JAMK University of Applied Sciences and studies the impacts of project-based learning through enterprise collaboration.
Abstract: Studies of management can be built around multiple pedagogical principles, from lecture- and reading-based methods to case studies, project- and problem-based studies or even holistic development programmes performed in collaboration with corporate partners. In wider entities mixing some of the above methods is typical. This paper looks at the impact on learning experience of engaging live projects – performing research and development assignments for existing technology companies – as part of the one-semester specialization programme of high-tech management at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland. In evaluation of the rationale of this pedagogical choice this paper utilizes the learnings of prior-art research as well as the guidance given by the legislation and the strategy of the institution. The results indicate that this pedagogical approach has the potential to deliver better learning outcomes compared to other traditional types of courses at JAMK offered by the same teachers.
Keywords: Interaction, problem-based learning, project-organized learning, project study, collaboration
Juha Saukkonen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Business, Rajakatu 35, 40200, Jyväskylä, Finland, juha.saukkonen (at) jamk.fi
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