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As part of my PhD program in Organizational Behavior, I was enrolled in the first year of Harvard Business School’s MBA program. The OB course was not until late in the school year, but I was so excited to finally see the way I would be expected to teach for the rest of my career. Part way into that course, I have a distinct memory of the professor in the “pit”—the bottom of a tiered classroom filled with 90 students. The professor was engaged in a role-play exercise with one of my classmates. What the professor and the one student were doing was perfectly fine—that role-playing student, standing in the pit with the professor was highly engaged. But, when I looked around the room, at least 80% of the other students had phased out. And the one question I had in my head at that time – and never could get out of my head, apparently for the rest of my career—was “Is this really what I’m supposed to be doing for the rest of my life???”
Why hasn’t anyone figured out a way to teach a whole course with a game? It would seem the most obvious thing in the world. And as I mentioned in my first blog entry, I’ve been thinking about this for thirty years.
For thirty years I have moved as a professor from school to school trying to find one that was really changing the way that higher education is delivered. I’ve been disappointed at every turn. I explained this away as the natural outcome of bureaucracy, tenure systems, or our gild-like accreditation apparati. But I’ve come to believe that the real problem is mindset…and the start of bigger fix may be as simple as adopting a different mental model.
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