PARTICIPANT CENTRED LEARNING
(PCL) This concept, pioneered by Professor Roland Christensen of Harvard Business School shifts the emphasis from the instructor to the learner. Most aspirants of business education in India do not have work experience. Mere understanding of concepts is not enough to enable them to apply to real-world situations. A significant part of this gap can be bridged by the use of cases that represent events as they occurred and encourage participants to take on the role of one of the protagonists and articulate what they would have done in the face of situational dilemmas or conflicting demands. Diversity in the classroom brings forth a rich variety of views and the instructor facilitates the discussion. The objective is to foster critical thinking and decision-making skills among students. While a case does not have a right or wrong answer, an understanding of alternatives that leads up to recognition of what really happened and the consequences thereof sharpens the ability of students to analyze the possible outcomes of their actions. Cases from Harvard, Richard Ivey, ECCH, Stanford and the Society for Case Research are used throughout the programs.