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ERIC Number: EJ905917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Gender in the Management Education Classroom: A Collaborative Learning Journey
Bilimoria, Diana; O'Neil, Deborah A.; Hopkins, Margaret M.; Murphy, Verena
Journal of Management Education, v34 n6 p848-873 Dec 2010
In this article, the authors describe a classroom incident and their subsequent learnings about effectively managing issues of gender diversity in an MBA course titled "Women in Organizations." The authors employ Kolb's learning cycle as a framework for describing the incident ("concrete experience"), reflecting on and discussing what occurred ("reflective observation"), examining pertinent literature for possible explanations ("abstract conceptualization" ), and devising practical strategies to mitigate such incidents in the future ("active experimentation"). The study describes the collaborative learning journey in which the authors engaged as a team of instructors and researchers to make sense of this incident and refine their pedagogical practices. The article concludes by offering practical suggestions for improved pedagogy in management education settings, specifically fostering greater gender reflexivity in the classroom, and using functional subgrouping to encourage understanding and integration of differences. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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