Voice and text: The use of dialogue circles in a first year management subject.

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An exploratory study in the use of dialogic discussion with first year management education classes arose from one teacher's desire to 'breathe life' into a structured educational situation. Although there is a dazzling array of pedagogical tools and technologies available to management educators, choices in teaching strategy are severely constrained by the expediencies of time and established institutional processes. Drawing on the work of theorists such Buber, Freire and Bohm a series of 'dialogue sessions' were set up to give students the opportunity to engage in close reading of classic management texts and build shared meaning of these texts through conversational encounters in the classroom. The results of the teaching innovation were evaluated with the use of narrative feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd ANZAM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging in the pacific century
EditorsBill Barton, Head of Department Management , The University of Auckland International Business Business International Business Business School
Place of PublicationAUCKLAND, NZ
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)1863081496
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
Duration: 02 Dec 200805 Dec 2008


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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