Threshold concepts and conceptions: student learning in introductory management courses

Wright, April L. and Gilmore, Anne (2012) Threshold concepts and conceptions: student learning in introductory management courses. Journal of Management Education, 36 5: 614-635. doi:10.1177/1052562911429446

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Author Wright, April L.
Gilmore, Anne
Title Threshold concepts and conceptions: student learning in introductory management courses
Journal name Journal of Management Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1052-5629
1552-6658
Publication date 2012-10
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1052562911429446
Volume 36
Issue 5
Start page 614
End page 635
Total pages 22
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article explores how insights from the broader education literature on threshold concepts and conceptions can be applied to improve the teaching of undergraduate introductory management courses. The authors propose that these courses are underpinned by the threshold conception, or “underlying game,” that management is a practice informed by theory. This threshold conception is both troublesome and transformative for novice management students. Using the redesign of the undergraduate introductory management course the authors teach as an exemplar, they demonstrate how student learning can be improved by designing learning activities and assessment that help students “see” the threshold conception that connects management theory and practice.
Keyword Threshold concepts
Threshold conceptions
Introductory management
First-year students
Deep learning
Management as practice
Course design
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print: 7 December 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
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