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Adventure racing and organizational behavior: Using eco challenge video clips to stimulate learning
Journal of Management Education (2009)
  • Amy Kenworthy-U'Ren, Bond University
  • Anthony Erickson, Bond University
Abstract
In this article, the Eco Challenge race video is presented as a teaching tool for facilitating theory-based discussion and application in organizational behavior (OB) courses. Before discussing the intricacies of the video series itself, the authors present a pedagogically based rationale for using reality TV—based video segments in a classroom setting. They then describe the Eco Challenge race series, with an overview of how it is used to facilitate application of course concepts, encourage attention and interest in the course, and provide a frame of reference for other experiential activities and assessment in the course. Readers are encouraged to use this video as a semester-long teaching tool. To assist in this regard, readers are provided with a template for using the Eco Challenge video with a variety of OB topic areas, a list of the potential limitations of this teaching method, and sample discussion and assessment questions.
Keywords
  • organizational behavior,
  • reality television,
  • teaching tool,
  • video
Disciplines
Publication Date
August 1, 2009
Publisher Statement
Submitted version.

Kenworthy-U’Ren, A. and Erickson, A. (2009) Adventure racing and organizational behavior: Using eco challenge video clips to stimulate learning. Journal of Management Education, Vol. 33, No. 4. (1 August 2009), pp. 420-443.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1302

Copyright © Amy Kenworthy-U'Ren & Anthony Erickson, 2009.
Citation Information
Amy Kenworthy-U'Ren and Anthony Erickson. "Adventure racing and organizational behavior: Using eco challenge video clips to stimulate learning" Journal of Management Education Vol. 33 Iss. 4 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anthony_erickson/2/