The Pedagogic background of the CSF Study Module

The CSF Study Module is based on problem-based learning and learning-by-doing. The learning process is structured around applied research and business-life oriented information and built on creativity and multidisciplinarity . Seeing things from a new perspective is essential in the era of high competitiveness and quick adaptation. This requires dynamic and open learning solutions which do not aim at one correct answer only. In CSF, creativity and multidisciplinarity are used to solve real-life company challenges, and generate new insights and the development of holistic thinking. The dynamism of the society is also taken into consideration in the strategy approach of CSF: it is based on the Idea Lens, in which strategic thinking is not defined by managers, but instead by the changes in the environment, and therefore it is essential that all employees participate in the strategy of the organisation (Johnson, Scholes and Whittington 2006).

The CSF Study Module combines face-to-face and virtual learning. The material is available online for teachers to adapt and transfer to their institution's e-learning platforms. This lets students focus on learning, and provides access to educational material also for companies, organisations and researchers. The modular structure of the CSF Study Module provides an opportunity to apply CSF to different disciplines.

Johnson, Scholes and Whittington (2006). Exploring corporate strategy. Pearson Prentice Hall.