Unlearning the Other in Management Education

Tali Padan

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Management Education has been receiving its fair share of critique, especially since the financial crisis and other business scandals that have unveiled the immoral and unethical dispositions in the business world. Questions about what kind of responsibility is being taught in business schools, if at all, have been raised, and in which way are these values being learned? In the more subtle field of learning responsibility, relationships between people, and fundamentally, the perception of 'the other', learning through theories and concepts is not sufficient. It requires rather a practice of 'unlearning' habits that have been formed through one's experience. This is where transformative learning offers a huge opportunity in management education, and the following paper explains how this kind of learning can be beneficial for future business leaders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Transformative Community : Enacting Possibility in Today’s Times. Proceedings of the XIII Biennial Transformative Learning Conference
EditorsMarguerite Welch, Victoria Marsick, Dyan Holt
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTeachers College, Columbia University
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Transformation Learning Conference. ITLC 2018: Transformation in Action: The Power of Community - Columbia University, New York City, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 201810 Nov 2018
Conference number: 13


ConferenceInternational Transformation Learning Conference. ITLC 2018
LocationColumbia University
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York City
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  • Unlearning
  • Management education
  • Transformative learning

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