[photopress:Warren_mcfarlan.jpg,full,alignright]Harvard Business School has welcomed 77 senior professors and deans from 18 top business schools in China and elsewhere in Asia for for the 4th session of the Program on Case Method and Participant-Centered Learning (PCMPCL).
The PCMPCL program was launched in early 2005 upon the request of the Chinese Ministry of Education. More than 216 business educators, including 37 deans and associate deans from China’s top 20 business schools, have already completed the program, in which HBS faculty members provide formal and intensive instruction in the participant-centered learning model, case teaching, case writing and course development.
PCMPCL is widely perceived by the participating schools as a faculty development program. The participants — who are selected and recommended by their school dean and other administrators — learn how to design a course, research and write an effective case based on a real-life situation, and lead classroom discussions. They also discuss how to institutionalize a more participant-centered learning experience in their universities when they returned home.
The program is one of many initiatives HBS is pursuing in China. HBS recently launched a China educational immersion program, with 70 MBA students spending winter break traveling to Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and other locations. The second semester of the MBA program will feature a new elective titled ‘Doing Business in China in the Early 21st Century,’ taught by both Professor William Kirby and HBS Professor F. Warren McFarlan, seen above.
On a personal note the writer has been to several lectures given by Warren McFarlan and considers him one of the world’s best academic teachers.
Source: Press release