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AoM PDW - Performativity, Academic Activism & Critical Management Education

  • 1.  AoM PDW - Performativity, Academic Activism & Critical Management Education

    Posted 07-27-2023 06:09

    Dear MED community, 

    You may be interested in joining your Critical Management Studies colleagues at our upcoming PDW in Boston where we explore what critical performativity means to us and how we bring this into our teaching. Session 352 Performativity, Academic Activism, and Critical Management Education will take place on Saturday August 5th at 10.30am in Newbury Room, Park Plaza. 

    PDW Description: The purpose of this professional development workshop (PDW) is to provide space to discuss the ways in which Critical Management Studies (CMS) academics can integrate a critical pedagogy into their teaching and explore how we can embody the values of CMS in different aspects of academic life. A critical pedagogy means understanding management education as political, ethical and even radical. It engages students to critically and reflexively take seriously the history of exploitation and oppression reproduced by different forms of political economy and mainstream management education, including, for example, neoliberalism, White heteropatriarchy, colonialism and environmental destruction. In this PDW we seek to explore the ways critical management pedagogy can engage students' critical and social consciousness, encouraging them to create alternative versions of what is possible, while also unpacking the 'activist turn' in CMS by questioning what a performative CMS should mean in the context of a critical management education. The PDW is organised into three parts: first, brief thematic presentations by the workshop organisers; followed by small working groups with targeted thematic questions; and closing with a plenary debrief feeding back the key points of the working groups, drawing conclusions with an action plan. The PDW aims to offer productive insights into debating critical management education and what it means to be a CMS academic embodying the values of collegiality, empathy, activism, and criticality in different aspects of our academic lives.

    All the best,

    Jen Manning, Amon Barros, Ghazal Zulfiqar, Alex Bristow and Ozan Alakavuklar 

    Jennifer Manning
    Technological University Dublin
    Aungier Street (Office 1-019)