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Articulating a Critical Pedagogy for Business School Education which delivers the UK Government Strategic Leadership Apprenticeship

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sharon MavinORCiD, Dr Joanne James, Dr Nicola Patterson, Dr Amy Stabler, Dr Lucy HattORCiD


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Abstract This paper articulates a critical pedagogy underpinning new executive education programmes aligned to normative UK government apprenticeship standards at Masters level, in a UK Russell Group University Business School. The critical pedagogy aims to develop leadership and coaching and mentoring for the future of work, responding to the ambiguity and complexity of contemporary lives. Through a qualitative study of semi-structured interviews with academic educators and a collaborative partner and secondary data analysis, the study outlines how the pedagogy was developed, articulates its elements in practice and considers its positioning with government apprenticeship standards. The research advances what we know about critical executive education by outlining a pedagogy connected with academic values and critical research, which responds to contemporary organisational and societal challenges, while strengthening alternative voices to normative leadership and coaching development.

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Author(s): Mavin S, James J, Patterson N, Stabler A, Davidson J, Hatt L

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD 2022)

Year of Conference: 2022

Acceptance date: 01/03/2022