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Teaching HR Professionals: The Classroom as a Community of Practice
Salford Business School, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
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Received: 8 March 2013; in revised form: 7 May 2013 / Accepted: 8 May 2013 / Published: 17 May 2013
Abstract: This paper introduces an innovative course design incorporating both communities of practice and reflective practice as a learning strategy for part-time learners in higher education. The new design has been applied to teaching HR practitioners in a UK-based business school. Findings indicate that the suggested way of organizing teaching and learning for part-time professionals is very informative and facilitates a richer engagement with theory whilst addressing issues of practice.
Keywords: community of practice; part-time education; HRM teaching; HRM; work context; organizational practices; reflective learning
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Rowlands, K.; Avramenko, A. Teaching HR Professionals: The Classroom as a Community of Practice. Educ. Sci. 2013, 3, 147-157.
Rowlands K, Avramenko A. Teaching HR Professionals: The Classroom as a Community of Practice. Education Sciences. 2013; 3(2):147-157.
Rowlands, Kate; Avramenko, Alex. 2013. "Teaching HR Professionals: The Classroom as a Community of Practice." Educ. Sci. 3, no. 2: 147-157.