ERIC Number: EJ797918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Seizing the Moment: Talking about the "Undiscussables"
Baker, Ann C.
Journal of Management Education, v28 n6 p693-706 2004
Given the varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives among students and faculty in management education and organizational studies programs, often teachable moments present themselves around differing perceptions. Seizing these moments to talk about difficult, controversial issues--or undiscussables--can catalyze and deepen learning. This article delves into the underutilized resource of class conversations for conversational learning. It explores how to prepare more receptive learning environments and how to prepare faculty to facilitate conversational interactions that can promote a more complex level of learning. The article concludes with two illustrations from actual classroom work.
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Environment, Business Administration Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Courses, Teaching Methods, College Instruction, Student Diversity, Faculty Development, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Processes, Class Activities
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