Learning model: From Theory to Practice

At IBC-M our approach is student-centered, where our aim is to build students into professionals with the skills to make a difference in their workplace and communities.

Our motto, From Theory to Practice, is infused into all of our degree programmes. Using professional best practice as introduced through our Danish partners, our study programmes are locally adapted and use a problem-based model that ensure maximum learning.

There are 4 stages in the IBC-M learning model:

Conceptualization (in-class learning): Theoretical knowledge is transferred to students by reading or listening.  Theoretical knowledge could be definitions, concepts, theories, models, rules, descriptions, etc. Conceptualization at IBC-M happens through:

  • Lectures
  • Students teaching other students
  • Exercises in every class
  • Real life examples provided by students and lecturers in every subject
  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips

Experimentation and simulation learning: Students work with real-life problems in a controlled environment without communicating with the outside world. Experimentation at IBC-M happens through:

  • Use of real-life cases
  • Role-playing
  • Games and simulations
  • Focus groups
  • Debates
  • Experiments
  • Multimedia tools
  • Group work and individual oral presentations

Experience (in-field learning): Students work with theoretical knowledge in a real-world environment. Experience at IBC-M happens through:

  • Lecturers and guest speakers who incorporate real-life examples and problems from the field
  • Coursework exposes students to practical tools from the real world
  • Fieldwork and research
  • Semester projects
  • Mandatory internships

Reflection (competence gaining): Students take into consideration all the learning achieved through conceptualization, experimentation, and experience, finding the connections to promote a more complex understanding. At this stage, students can independently solve real-world problems and understand and discuss why specific tools are relevant. Reflection at IBCM happens through:

  • In-class reflection exercises
  • Pre-exam tutorials
  • Reporting on the internship experience
  • AP and Bachelor thesis