Teaching HR professionals: classroom as a community of practice

Kate Rowlands, Alex Avramenko

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This paper introduces an innovative course design incorporating both communities of practice and reflective practice as a learning strategy for part-time learners in higher education. The new design has been applied to teaching HR practitioners in a UK-based business school. Findings indicate that the suggested way of organizing teaching and learning for part-time professionals is very informative and facilitates a richer engagement with theory whilst addressing issues of practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages141
JournalEducation Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • community of practice
  • part-time education
  • HRM teaching
  • HRM
  • organizational practices
  • reflective learning
  • Work context

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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