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The assessment of formal management development : a method, a baseline and the need to incorporate learning styles

Rodwell, John 2005, The assessment of formal management development : a method, a baseline and the need to incorporate learning styles, Journal of management development, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 239-252.

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Title The assessment of formal management development : a method, a baseline and the need to incorporate learning styles
Author(s) Rodwell, John
Journal name Journal of management development
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Start page 239
End page 252
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0262-1711
1758-7492
Keyword(s) assessment
education
learning styles
management development
Summary Purpose – To assess the impact of a course on the development of management competencies for students over the duration of the course, by examining changes in the competencies of the students. The potential impact of student learning styles was also examined in the study.

Design/methodology/approach – A “Pre, Post, Then” design and a combination of paired sample t-tests, and alpha and beta change statistics were used to examine the change in competencies over time.

Findings – This study found that even a standard subject design had a significant and substantial impact on the management competence development of the students.

Practical implications –
From the perspective of students-as-products, the base line provided here allows for the testing of alternative designs of educational systems, whereby alternative designs have to prove a benefit above and beyond that of a basic teaching system. Therefore, the present study should assist the field of management development to create a range of design options.

Originality/value –
This study applies a powerful and under-utilised research method to provide a base line of the amount of management development that can occur in a typical formal management course, but is unique in that it includes the impact of the students’ learning styles.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Emerald Group Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016766

Document type: Journal Article
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