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Changing mental models and developing global mind-sets of business students through international study modules

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dc.contributor.author Human, Cailin
dc.contributor.author Ungerer, Marius
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-05T15:37:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-05T15:37:28Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11622/121
dc.description.abstract The fast-changing interdependent global context and the accompanying need to teach capabilities required in the global marketplace led to the implementation of international global modules for business management students. The study explored students’ perceptions about their learning experiences on international modules to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries abroad. The findings suggest that a module abroad encouraged a broader vision outside of their own mental representations and contributed to the development of students’ mental models and global mind-sets. The module exposed them to foreign ways of thinking and behaving in diverse contexts and in so-doing disturbed current thinking. The global educational experience enhanced experiential learning, stimulated reflection, and contributed to the development and transfer of deep knowledge. This article provides insight into the experienced value of international global modules, and it proposes a reflection framework on improving the learning outcomes of such modules abroad. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The IIE en_US
dc.subject Cultural sensitivity en_US
dc.subject Emerging markets en_US
dc.subject Experential learning en_US
dc.subject Mental models en_US
dc.subject Reflective learning en_US
dc.title Changing mental models and developing global mind-sets of business students through international study modules en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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    This collection contains approved preprints for submission to "The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning" the accredited open access journal published by The IIE. ISSN: 1818-9687.

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