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ERIC Number: EJ894380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 112
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Talking Circles, Leadership Competencies, and Inclusive Learning: Expanding the Frame of Business Education
Cowan, David A.; Beard Adams, Kathy M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v19 n2-3 p135-165 2008
Business education typically embodies traditional organizational values, structures, and processes that focus learning mostly on uniformity and efficiency. In contrast, many First Nation peoples have long used the imagery of a circle as a guiding metaphor for both organizing and educating in ways that respect diversity and align themselves with natural rhythms. Consequently, they educate and work collectively and interdependently, enabling learning to evolve among them and within them. The authors draw on these patterns of insight and position them within a discussion of vital connections among Talking Circle pedagogy, leadership competencies, and the potential to create communities of inclusive learning. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A