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ERIC Number: EJ798377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Critical Reflexive Practice in Teaching Management Communication
Holmes, Prue; Cockburn-Wootten, Cheryl; Motion, Judith; Zorn, Theodore E.; Roper, Juliet
Business Communication Quarterly, v68 n2 p247-256 2005
Critical theory has been a distinguishing feature of the communication research program at the Waikato Management School, but significant reflection is required to translate the theory into meaningful classroom experiences. The need for reflection comes from two key tensions in teaching management communication: One is the tension between teaching practical, career-focused skills versus critical and/or interpretive analysis; the second is the multicultural classroom environment where students, educated in a monocultural context, are exposed to other interpretations and critiques of their own cultural predispositions and values. In addition, there is no clearly defined notion of a management communication student in a graduate or MBA program. This article briefly describes the context of teaching management communication at the Waikato Management School and the key tensions experienced in that context. The authors then explain the concept of critical reflexive practice and its implications for teaching. Finally, they illustrate the framework through several critical incidents in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand