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This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that ...

Becoming an Expert in Not Knowing: Reframing Teacher as Consultant
Becoming an expert in not knowing: Reframing teacher as consultant

He walked into the room, with a pencil in his hand,

He saw a man standing naked and he did not understand

Ballad of a Thin Man, Bob Dylan

This article uses an example of a teaching situation to propose a new understanding of the role of teacher as consultant. The case dramatically illuminates the very real nature of anxiety in teaching and explores the unconscious defences teachers muster to combat it. Structure and control are identified as two critical defences traditionally used by teachers in order to take on the role of Expert in Knowing. Recasting the teacher as consultant permits the teacher to take up a different ...

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