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Teaching as an Act of Scholarship

Teaching as an Act of Scholarship

Teaching as an act of scholarship
Stella M.Nkomo

As I read Walter Nord's essay in this volume about who he is as a teacher and scholar, I was struck by the smooth and seemingly integrative and complementary relationship between his teaching and research. They do not take away from each other, but are acts centered in a philosophy of continuous learning. The boundaries are not distinct, but permeable, with frequent exchanges between the two elements of being a management scholar. I was also struck by the profound impact other scholars have had upon not only Walter's intellectual development but his beliefs about education. We could conclude from his self-reflection that only those whose research interests coincide with class content are able ...

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