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Reading strategy for the MBA: informing effective use of learner time for critical reading.

Sutherland, Bill J.; Nichol, Anne

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Bill J. Sutherland

Anne Nichol

Abstract

This paper is motivated by the development of a reading strategy for the MBA at RGU. It provides an overview of current views on the importance of reading to inform significant learner hours on directed and self-directed study and quantifies the extent of reading on the course, providing a leaner perspective on the scope and scale of reading across modules. Exploration of learner motivation for reading and learner engagement with reading at this postgraduate level is used to establish the essence of a reading strategy. We argue that an important role for educators and the wider educational system experienced by the learner both recognises and positively supports learners as active readers. The opportunity for academic staff to assist learners with their engagement in their reading activity and to identify mechanisms to purposively link these actions to pedagogical principles is set out.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date May 9, 2014
Publication Date May 9, 2014
Institution Citation SUTHERLAND, B. and NICHOL, A. 2014. Reading strategy for the MBA: informing effective use of learner time for critical reading. Presented at the 1st Annual teaching and learning conference, 9 May 2014, Aberdeen, UK.
Keywords Reading strategies; Reading lists; Pedagogy; Curriculum design; Motivation; Engagement

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