ERIC Number: ED331179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Critical Thinking: The Role of Management Education. Developing Managers To Think Critically.
Emphasizing critical thinking as the source of renewal and survival of organizations, this document begins by analyzing the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger as examples of inadequate critical thinking. The role of management education in promoting critical thinking is explored as well as the need for a supportive but challenging learning environment for managers. Next, several methods for facilitating critical thinking among adults are explained: (1) critical incidents; (2) relationship and problem analyzer; (3) journals; (4) role reversal through reverse role play and critical debate; (5) interpretive scenarios; and (6) films and skits. Last, conclusions related to the use of critical thinking in the future are offered. (13 references) (CLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform (10th, Rohnert Park, CA, August 5-8, 1990).