Event: AABS Teaching the Practice of Management 2015
|Location:||University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa|
|Summary:||AABS Teaching the Practice of Management is currently in its tenth year and is a 5 day faculty training programme arranged by the Association of African Business Schools.|
Theme: Teaching for the Advancement of African Excellence: Towards the African Renaissance in Management Education
“…our greatest resource is our people, especially our young population, whose energy, creativity and courage must drive Africa’s renaissance. Investment in their education and training and more generally in science, technology, research and innovation therefore remain critical to drive Africa’s modernization and development in all spheres. In this regard, the role of African business, entrepreneurs and professionals must be strengthened, so that they too contribute to the Pan African vision.”
- Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chair of the African Union
The Teaching the Practice Management Workshop is a refresher course of early or middle stage career educators in academia with an opportunity to develop pedagogical approaches that inspire the next generation of African leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs. Part one of the program provides students with the opportunity to articulate and discover the characteristics needed to implement their teaching philosophy. Through self-reflection about their past and present pedagogical practices, participants become aware of their personal talents and areas of growth. Developing this awareness starts in building the self-efficacy and pedagogical intent needed to pursue their dreams of becoming great educators.
The second part of the programs supports participants in constructing educational action plans for professional practices. During the construction of their actions plans, participants will dialogue with each other in small and large group sessions on the guiding theories of practice in management education, teaching techniques, and how to build teaching practices that transform their classroom and universities. Creating transformative classrooms requires participants to work with each other and conference presenters in either designing or redesigning courses to be relevant within the local context. Lastly, each participant will be provided with an opportunity to present and receive feedback on his or her educational action plans from conference presenters.