What is a Sociologist doing in a School of Management?' Reflections on the Use of Sociological Concepts in Management Education

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Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, Vol: 6, Issue: 1, Page: 2

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Duarte, Fernanda
management education; sociological imagination; critical thinking; reflection; reflexivity
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Written from an auto-biographic perspective, this paper is based on reflections and insights arising from a journey of adaptation by a ‘sociologist-teaching-in-a-school-of-management’. These reflections unveil the relevance to management studies of four interrelated conceptual tools: critical thinking, reflection, reflexivity and the sociological imagination. Examples of scaffolding activities and class exercises are provided throughout the paper to illustrate the usefulness of these concepts in management teaching.