ERIC Number: EJ861003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 56
The Lobster Tale: An Exercise in Critical Thinking
Stepanovich, Paul L.
Journal of Management Education, v33 n6 p725-746 2009
Professors in management and business are encouraged to incorporate critical thinking as an objective in their courses. "The Lobster Tale" provides an opportunity to engage students in various levels of critical thinking, ranging from a relatively superficial reading to an examination of the deeper, often hidden issues. Using the foundations of critical theory and systems theory, the story draws on economics, social theory, philosophy, and other disciplines to present a simplified version of the complexities found in our global environment. It can be used to supplement a variety of courses in the business curriculum and to encourage students to challenge not only assumptions but also conventional wisdom and, perhaps, knowledge itself.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Affirmative Action, Critical Theory, Systems Approach, Tales, Figurative Language, Social Theories, Economic Climate, Business Administration Education, Business, Marine Biology, Animals, Justice
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