The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.
This chapter examines the development and use of collaborative learning within management learning, education and development. Collaborative approaches to learning have a relatively long history in management learning and education. Early examples of collaborative learning approaches and designs are linked to the advent and introduction of the idea of the learning community in the 1980s. Also discussed is the more current and prevalent interest that are associated with collaborative learning in communities of practice and online learning communities. As described in the chapter the advent of technology supported learning communities has seen an increased resurgence and development of interest in collaborative learning and has become a key site and context for pedagogical thinking and research about collaborative learning. The chapter looks at ...