Dynamic Learning – Designing a hidden pedagogy to enhance critical thinking skills development

Management Teaching Review (MTR), SAGE Journals

Authors: Christine Rivers (Surrey Business School), Ian Kinchin (Department of Education, Surrey)


Abstract

Practitioners say critical thinking skills are vital for survival in business. Business schools should use this insight wisely by strategically embedding critical thinking skills in the curriculum at module and programme level. Practitioners even go further and say this is the one aspect that cannot be automated and probably the most valuable in functioning as an oppositional power to the “shallows of the internet”. However, we have to keep in mind that developing critical thinking skills is a learning process in itself , one that is cyclical, multilinear and omnidirectional, and it needs to be integrated as a pedagogy not just a learning outcome so it can become an academic habit of mind. This paper will demonstrate how critical thinking can be enhanced by embedding it as a pedagogy at module level.


Please cite as: Rivers, C. & Kinchin, I. (2018). Dynamic Learning – Designing a hidden pedagogy to enhance critical thinking skills development, Management Teaching Review, in press.