ISMS students Syndicate learning involves small semi-independent (tutor-less) groups working on joint assignments and evidence has shown students develop a greater capacity for applying learned concepts in new situations.
We have four syndicates
In the syndicate groups, students’ commented on the effectiveness of syndicate group learning. The main themes that emerged from students’ comments were: the added value of the group approach in terms of learning and enhanced social cohesion; the sense of responsibility to peers and higher level of autonomy that led them to work harder and have to be able to justify their decisions; and the greater peer interaction achieved through syndicate learning compared to their experiences of other learning methods.
These last university exams results demonstrate that syndicate learning helped students to achieve course objectives. However, in addition to this, tutor-less groups were rated more positively by students in comparison to more traditional group work with a tutor/facilitator as well as to other teaching methods such as lectures. Outcomes such as enhanced student motivation, engagement, interaction and enjoyment are encouraging. Students were very positive about the effects of the syndicate group approach in terms of making them work harder through a sense of group responsibility. They also reported learning more deeply by having to teach their peers and learn from their peers. These outcomes suggest syndicate learning groups can offer a valuable contribution to the Postgraduate MBA curriculum.
Activities of Syndicates
Paper writing, Corporate presentations, product launch meetings, Inspirational Business Leaders presentations, Various Markets economics, Advertising trends etc.