Department of Management, Society and Communication
Management education is frequently critiqued for not incorporating learning that reflects the complexities of working life, including the confrontation with uncertainty. Without this ability, managers make hasty decisions and are not reflexive about their own practices. Many scholars have advocated the integration of experiential learning, but this also does not always include uncertainty, or the emotional reactions that come from confronting (or avoiding) the unknown. Experiential learning focuses more on what can be learned, rather than unlearned.
My research is rooted in the premise that the practice of being in uncertainty, also called “negative capability”, can be the doorway towards learning reflexivity. Using an experiential, democracy education method that I facilitate as an elective for third year bachelor students, I attempt to guide students from a process of reflecting on society to a more internal reflexive process. This is done through the experience of discomfort and uncertainty that comes up in confronting dilemmas. My research focuses on this transition from reflection to reflexivity, through uncertainty, and whether such a practice addresses the concerns of management education’s critics.
- Experiential learning
- Transformative learning
- Negative Capability
- Intersubjective Research
CBS PhD Association (PAC) board member
Course coordinator and teacher for elective: Between Theory and Practice: self-reflection for responsible decision making
In: Proceedings of the 2019 unConference: Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) Unconference. . ed. /Emma Bell; Maribel Blasco; Todd Bridgman; Kathy Lund Dean; Matthew Drake; Jeanie Forray; Bill Foster; George Hrivnak; Amy L. Kenworthy. Robina : RMLE 2019, 2 p., p. 6-7
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
In: BAM2019 Proceedings: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations during Uncertain Times. London : British Academy of Management 2019
In: Organizing Hope: Narratives for a Better Future. . ed. /Daniel Ericsson; Monika Kostera. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2019, p. 132-141
In: 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference “Precarious Presents, Open Futures”Milton Keynes : The Open University 2019, 2 p., p. 317-319
In: Proceedings of the 2018 Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) UnconferenceRobina : RMLE 2018, 1 p., p. 78
In: Building Transformative Community: Enacting Possibility in Today’s Times. Proceedings of the XIII Biennial Transformative Learning Conference. . ed. /Marguerite Welch; Victoria Marsick; Dyan Holt. New York : Teachers College, Columbia University 2018, p. 509-515