Academics from business schools across the UK met in Winchester’s trading room in June for a productive day of presentations and discussion.
The workshop was an opportunity for lecturers using Finance Lab to exchange ideas and share best practice, and for new clients to see how the simulation can support their teaching.
There were presentations from three leading UK business school academics: Amy Tan, (Winchester), Zhirong Ou (Cardiff) and Tola Adesina (Coventry).
In 'Simulation and Self-reflection', Amy Tan showed how Finance Lab provides real-world experience and promotes active and cooperative learning, enhancing students’ learning and enjoyment as they develop their critical thinking skills.
Zhirong Ou, in 'Simulation for Supporting and Assessing Learning', spoke about how the simulation can help meet the pedagogical challenge of inclusivity, especially with the increasing diversity in students’ language and academic backgrounds.
Finance Lab has been integrated into Cardiff Business School’s 2nd Year Money, Banking and Finance module. In a trading tutorial students’ performance is evaluated against both a set fund target and compared to the market as a whole, and they are required to submit a reflective trading report that summarises their experience.
Tola Adesina’s presentation focussed on how the simulation was used to facilitate an Online International Learning project. Finance and Investment students at Coventry and TAR University College in Malaysia competed online using Finance Lab, interacting with each other across the locations via their investment and strategy discussions. The interactions helped raise awareness of international and intercultural perspectives in financing and investment decisions.
Contact us to find out how the simulation can support learning and teaching at your business school.