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ERIC Number: EJ824723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Rekindling the Sociological Imagination as a Pedagogical "Package" in Management Education
Duarte, Fernanda
Journal of Management Education, v33 n1 p59-76 2009
Based on the reflections and insights of a sociologist teaching in a school of management, this article invites management educators to rekindle the "sociological imagination," which, albeit more than five decades old, is a concept that has not lost its relevance to make sense of organizational phenomena. It is my contention that C. Wright Mills's sociological imagination is a valuable pedagogical "package" in management education as it encourages contextualization of organizational phenomena and fosters "reflection," "critical thinking," and "reflexivity" skills. These skills are a suitable complement to the more normative pedagogical approaches that emphasize the technical and instrumental aspects of management. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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