Project-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the pillars of our curriculum at the Hirao School of Management (CUBE). Since we opened the doors in April, 2009, I have overseen a variety of projects such as the Creativity Project, Oral Histories Project, Peace Studies Project, Beer Industry Project and Appreciative Inquiry Project. Rollover the images below to find out more about my most recent projects.
Beer Industry Project
This project will be used to introduce both historical developments and current trends in local and global beer industries. Students will research how this industry developed historically as well as current management and economic considerations and the emergence of the craft beer (micro- brewery) movement.
Appreciative Inquiry & Change Management
In this project, students will learn about and use the appreciative inquiry framework. Students will work in groups to identify a target change-management initiative, develop a protocol to conduct each phase of AI, and finally report on the procedure and outcomes.
This project will introduce students to the topic of oral histories (OH) and involve them in designing and conducting their own oral history project. The course will start with an exploration of what oral histories are and move on to looking at various examples. Eventually, students will identify a theme they would like to focus on, and then design their project. They will collect oral histories on digital recorders and transcribe major portions of their interviews. Finally, they will write up and present a report of their findings.