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The Context IS the Case: When Inmates and Business Majors Study Teams in Prison
For the past three years I have taken 10 business majors at a liberal arts university to a medium security prison, where they participated in a month-long, 4-credit course, “Leading Teams” alongside 10 inmates, about half of whom were in prison for murder. In this course the context of prison has become the focus of the learning experience. In this session we will discuss this out-of-the-box course and the ways in which a single, hands-on, experiential case can drive an entire semester of learning, how the context of a class can impact the content and how classes like this can forever change the lives of students.