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Experiential Learning through Innovative Teaching Methods in Management Education (01-04 May, 2023)

Department – MBA (AFMR)
Name of Event – Online FDP Series
Date of Event – May 1 – 4, 2023
Time of Event – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Objective of Event – To give a learning platform to faculty members to upgrade
their knowledge and skills in light of NEP

Details of Participants – 80 participants (from Indore , Dewas , Ratlam, Khandwa ,
Bhopal, Jaipur, Delhi , Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Patiala, etc).

Write up giving highlights

Acropolis Faculty of Management and Research, Indore organized an Online FDP Series from
May 1-4 ,2023 on “Experiential Learning through Innovative Teaching Methods in
Management Education”.
80 participants from various management institutes from Indore , Dewas , Ratlam, Khandwa ,
Bhopal, Jaipur, Delhi , Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Patiala, etc participated in the sessions.
Following were the speakers for various sessions from 2:00 -4:00 pm :

1) Dr Pranjal Muley- Associate Professor & Associate Dean (BA), Vivekanand Education
Society’s Business School, Chembur, Mumbai.
(Topic: Technology & Analytics in Experiential Learning)

2) Dr Bhupendra Kumar Verma- Director (Data Strategy & Architecture) at Compunnel
Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
(Topic: GAME of Research Publication: The FIRST step where 90% go Wrong)
3) Dr Parag Kalkar- Director, Sinhgad Business School
(Topic: Experiential learning through innovative pedagogy)
4) Dr Somayajulu Garimella- Adjunct Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
(Topic: Gamification Approach to Experiential Learning)

5) Dr Sapna Parashar- Associate Professor (Marketing), Institute of Management, Nirma
University Ahmedabad
(Topic: Effective Teaching Methods in MBA)

6) Dr Rajeev Gondal- Corporate Trainer, Delhi
(Topic: Experiential Learning through Innovative Teaching Methods in Management

7) Dr. Deepika Pandita -Deputy Head –Corporate Relations and Associate Professor at
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
(Topic- Using Digital Tools for Student Engagement)

8) Dr Shamindra Nath Sanyal- Associate Professor(Marketing) & Head- Centre for Social
Innovation & Management, School of Management, Bennett University, Noida
(Topic: Role of Live Projects to the New Generation Management Students)

It is a big data age. Learning through action, learning through experience, learning through
discovery and exploration is a must for Experiential learning and this occurs by reflection,
critical analysis and synthesis. Analytics is the need of the hour. Analysis of big data by
inclusion of big data technologies is vital for the survival of the companies.
The Game of Fall was discussed pertaining to how to write a good research paper. These were
the pointers that needs to be taken care of while doing research.
Experiential learning focuses on the learning process for the individual. Many teaching strategies
work for any classroom, no matter whatever is the age of the students. When a teacher
implements a combination of effective teaching strategies (Gamification, Hands on experiences,
field exercises, Flip the classroom, Project based learning, Inquiry based learning, Jigsaws,
Asking Open ended questions, Case method, Peer Technique, Blended Learning, etc.), students
have more opportunities to perform better in class. Experiential learning is a great teaching
method as it encourages creativity, helps students to learn from their mistakes, fosters reflective
thinking and prepare students for future experiences. For good management teaching – KSA are
a must. Focusing on gaining attention of the students, making him receptive to information result
in active learning. Making the teaching more practical and allowing mental flexibility, providing

pre and post session reads and giving the students an attitude to read will make the classroom
student centric rather than teacher centric.
Remote and hybrid learning have created an enhanced need for digital tools in the classroom, but
even standard in-person classes have much to gain from including digital tools in everyday
lessons. In the online learning environment where students need to learn on their own, strategies
that increase engagement are essential for keeping students connected and motivated.
Technology can help by providing teachers with an opportunity to connect with their students in
a new way. It allows one to open up lines of communication and use the Internet to explain the
content in a new way, which can be very helpful to students. Technology can be used to engage
students in critical thinking and problem solving. It can be used to restructure and redesign the
classroom to produce an environment that promotes the development of higher-order thinking
skills. Direct Poll, Wheel of name, Poll everywhere, Kahoot and menti are some tools which can
be used for student engagement. Focusing on team learning rather than individual learning will
make Experiential Learning a future teaching pedagogy. Innovation in teaching can be brought
by recreating the content and continuously upgrading it and through Experiential learning student
will be able to apply the concepts and bring transformation; rather than becoming a manager he
will emerge as a leader.
Credit based courses are to be supplemented by Live projects in community engagement and
service, environmental education and value based education which will help students to enhance
their employability while studying.

Prepared by : Dr. Rajeshwari Gwal

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