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Cross-Border Collab: Pedagogical Innovations in Business Schools


Thursday, 3 June, 2021


Hosted on Zoom.


Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

In order to efficiently groom future generations to the realities of tomorrow, we need to give significantly more weight to teaching methods. Pedagogy has been an outsider to the system for way too long. It has been put aside over the years, resulting in professors relying mostly on the top down lectures, during which students are more inclined to stay passive recipients of knowledge rather than active participants.

This Cross-Border Collab will explore innovations in pedagogy. GBSN’s CEO, Dan LeClair recently participated as a Judge for LearnSpace‘s call for business education innovations. Through its call for nominations, LearnSpace was looking for world-class pedagogical innovations in business schools globally. Its initiative aims to uncover innovative pedagogical approaches, understand how they are being implemented in business schools and publish a public and global report showcasing 10 of them.

By pedagogical innovation, LearnSpace means:

The usage of a tool or method that provides a change in the professor’s posture, who would be more focused on empowering students, making them more committed, engaged and responsible for their own learning. At the heart of pedagogical innovation lies the shift from teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning.

The report will be published on June 1st, which is just in time for this June 3rd Cross-Border Collab. We will explore the LearnSpace report, hearing directly from Svenia Busson, Founder of LearnSpace, Co-founder EdtechTours, European Edtech Alliance and Author ‘Exploring the Future of Education.’

In addition, GBSN members will break into small groups of 3-4. These small groups will provide a space for members to share teaching / pedagogical innovations implemented by their institution with each other. Members will share one and leave with 4+ innovations.


Thursday, 3 June, 2021

8:00am EDT AND 7:00pm EDT

To accommodate our growing membership, spanning across different time zones, we offer two Collab sessions every first Thursday of the month. The first session is at 8:00am EDT and the second is at 7:00pm EDT. Both sessions will cover the same topic, but feature different guests. Members are invited to join whichever session is more convenient.


What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Two sessions are offered to accommodate multiple time zones. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.