Charity Fundraising Project: A Team-Based Project for Developing Problem-Structuring Skills

Owen, Chris (2019). Charity Fundraising Project: A Team-Based Project for Developing Problem-Structuring Skills. Management Teaching Review ,

Abstract

Increasingly, graduates of business schools will face business and organizational situations with a high degree of complexity and ambiguity. In this context, teaching and learning strategies need to develop students’ abilities in problem structuring and complex problem solving. This article describes a team-based project set to teams of four or five students, who are required to design and deliver a fundraising event for their chosen charity. The goal of the fundraising activity is to raise as much money as they can in a 24-hour period. Using ideas from problem-based learning (PBL), students learn frameworks and tools to increase their confidence in these situations. This article describes this activity and will be of interest to teachers of final-year undergraduate and master’s programs looking for a fun and inspiring activity to do with students.Increasingly, graduates of business schools will face business and organizational situations with a high degree of complexity and ambiguity. In this context, teaching and learning strategies need to develop students’ abilities in problem structuring and complex problem solving. This article describes a team-based project set to teams of four or five students, who are required to design and deliver a fundraising event for their chosen charity. The goal of the fundraising activity is to raise as much money as they can in a 24-hour period. Using ideas from problem-based learning (PBL), students learn frameworks and tools to increase their confidence in these situations. This article describes this activity and will be of interest to teachers of final-year undergraduate and master’s programs looking for a fun and inspiring activity to do with students.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298119848078
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: © Sage 2019. The final publication is available via Sage at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2379298119848078
Uncontrolled Keywords: charity fundraising,problem-based learning,problem structuring,consulting skills,complexity,ambiguity,Team working,Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
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Published Online Date: 2019-05-10
Authors: Owen, Chris ( 0000-0001-7305-119X)

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