By Pauline Delécaut, librarian at the K-lab, Pedagolab administrator
In 2022-2023, the Pedagolab blog showed that it was in tune with the current issues by covering topics closely linked to the evolution of pedagogy at ESSEC and in higher education at large. This can be seen in the Top 3 most consulted articles published during the year. The addressed topics include diversity, equity and inclusion, with an interview with Maylis Balyan, sign language teacher at ESSEC. The inauguration of ESSEC’s new gymnasium, a year ahead of the Paris Olympics, provided an opportunity to promote sport and pedagogy in “Lessons learned from sports“, written by Professor Karoline Strauss. Finally, Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, Deputy Dean of Pedagogy, reported on the ChatGPT advent, which fueled a wider reflection on the place of AI in pedagogy, bringing together all ESSEC’s teaching communities.
ESSEC Management Professor Ashok Som ranked 22nd in the Case Centre BestSelling Authors Top50 of 2021-2022. This ranking of authors whose cases sell the most was issued first in 2015. This year, 21 Schools from 9 countries (Europe, US and Asia) are represented amongst the case authors best sellers.
How can we, through case studies, ignite in-class participation?
By Dorothée Sidokpohou – Professor of Management Practice, Marketing Department at ESSEC Business School. After 15 years of marketing experience in the corporate world, Dorothée favors teaching interactive methods, such as case studies and project groups, in partnership with companies.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take a two-day course offered by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP), the “Teaching with Cases Seminar”, led by Bill Schiano, professor of Computing Information Systems at Bentley University, Massachusetts (USA). This seminar, organized on the Audencia campus in Paris, gathered a large crowd of professors of diverse nationalities and departments, working in French business schools.
Bill Schiano delivered a smooth demonstration of how to teach with cases using a mise en abyme, as we all had to read cases in advance, exactly the same way students would do, and learnt from each other through the in-class discussion of the various cases. This participant-centered learning is very consistent with the learning by doing approach promoted at ESSEC, and more relevant than ever in a context where knowledge is available everywhere, from MOOC and Coursera to Youtube tutorials, and where classrooms are more a space for discussion than for lectures.
Educational innovation is a priority for the grandes écoles. The CGE(Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) is very active in this area, and takes a collective approach to the challenges of innovation in education, with all of its members. In order to reward schools that are particularly involved in this dynamic, the CGE is launching its first Educational Innovation Award.
ESSEC Management Professor Ashok Som ranked 11th in the Case Centre BestSelling Authors Top50 of 2020-2021. This ranking of authors whose cases sell the most was issued first in 2015. This year, 19 Schools from 9 countries (Europe, US and Asia) are represented amongst the case authors best sellers.
By Jeroen Rombouts, Professor of Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics
Jeroen Rombouts received the special jury award (along with Florence Cavelius).
I would like to express my gratitude for this great award from the ESSEC Foundation. As data and analytics research professor and holder of the Strategic Business Analytics Chair sponsored by Accenture, it is a great honour to be rewarded with a teaching prize.
Teaching post pandemic will need to incorporate the positive aspects of online learning that ESSEC professors had to master in a few weeks rather than a few years.
By Cristina Terra, Professor of Economics, Academic Director of IMD track, Global BBA. Christina believes that human connection is the most efficient driver of the learning process, and that digital technology may be used as a tool to enhance interaction and participatory learning.
Cristina Terra received the “Daniel Tixier” Pedagogical Experience award.
By Chrystelle Richard, Associate Professor of Financial Accounting and Sustainable Reporting. Chrystelle sees her teaching as the transmission of a treasure that is knowledge. She offers her students a demanding curriculum of techniques and expertise that are essential to the conquest of their own freedom to think and decide.
Chrystelle Richard received the Teaching Excellence award 2021, in the category “Permanent Professors”.