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Imagining a different voice: A critical and caring approach to management education

Heath, Teresa; O'Malley, Lisa; Tynan, Caroline


Teresa Heath

Lisa O'Malley

Caroline Tynan


This article discusses the use of the moral philosophy known as the ethics of care to critically engage management students in ways that favour the development and enactment of a critical and responsible mentality towards business. We use this ethics to ground critical thinking in a moral framework in order to create a conversation in which new possibilities for sustainable and ethical practices might be discovered. Specifically, we identify four teaching practices that allow students to experience being both ‘cared for’ and ‘one-caring’ and explore how this creates a deeper and more critical moral engagement with those affected by businesses. We further propose a framework for applying a care-ethical approach for teaching and learning.


Heath, T., O'Malley, L., & Tynan, C. (2019). Imagining a different voice: A critical and caring approach to management education. Management Learning, 50(4), 427-448.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 30, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 3, 2019
Publication Date Sep 1, 2019
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2019
Journal Management Learning
Print ISSN 1350-5076
Electronic ISSN 1461-7307
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 4
Pages 427-448
Keywords Critical management education; Sustainability; Care ethics; Transformative learning
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