A New Marketing Education Concept for 'Integrated Education in Green Promotion' Based on Mezirow’s Perspective
George S. Spais
October 28, 2011
Innovative Marketing, Vol. 7, No 3, pp. 19-39, 2011
The research aim of this paper is to discuss the potential benefits of a new marketing education concept, the “Integrated Education in Green Promotion” (IEGP) based on the fundamental assumptions of Mezirow’s “critical reflection” through the investigation of two research questions. IEGP substantially covers the transfer of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will allow in each promotion manager-learner to plan, to launch, and to manage green promotion activities. This new concept must be approached from leadership perspective and as a lifelong learning process. The paper attempts to examine this new concept by categorizing 78 identified empirical papers into conceptual categories in accordance to the theoretical framework. Second, it summarizes the literature review findings and the interpretive claims. Third, it examines the case of the new curriculums (2010-2011) of three Executives Transformative Learning Based Programs in: “Professional and Applied Certificate in Skills Management, Communication, Ecological Literacy and Carbon and Energy Leadership” offered by the Continuing Studies Center of Royal Roads University (Canada), an award winner in the Major Annual Brochure category for Marketing and Innovation 2007-2008 by CAUCE. The author considers the above case as critical, because it is the only award winner of Transformative Learning based program of continuing education that aims to develop managerial and leadership skills in a ecological context related to: (1) communication and collaboration; (2) social, personal and environmental responsibility, leadership, mentorship and stewardship, design; (3) planning and performance; (4) diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing; (5) engagement and influence, whole systems and critical thinking; (6) creativity;and (7) community and relationship-building.
Keywords: green marketing, green promotion, marketing education, continuing education, lifelong learning, TLT and critical reflection
JEL Classification: M30, M37, M39Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 29, 2011
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