Category Archives: Critical thinking

New Books on Gender Studies and Critical Social Theory

The other day I received a notification from Sage that there are two new books available, which – according to my opinion – could be interesting for critical OB teaching. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan: “Key Concepts in Gender Studies” … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as innate human nature? Or are we shaped by our experiences and the power of the cultural and social institutions around us?

A couple of years ago, openculture.com made available a discussion between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault entitled “The Clash of Titans”. Their discussion addressed the two fundamental questions: Is there such a thing as innate human nature? Or are we … Continue reading

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A bundle of critique on capitalism

In case your critical OB-teaching involves being critical towards capitalism, this offer might be of interest: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/hacking-capitalism I bought them 😉

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Critical pedagogy: “Yeah, let us do that!” vs. “No, let us rather stop doing it!”

Today I provide you two opinions on critical pedagogy and whether we should educate our students into critical thinkers or not. In the ‘pros-corner’, there is Tait Coles, then being vice principal at Dixons City Academy in Bradford. He explains … Continue reading

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