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Managing Around is a bi-weekly educational podcast about Social Science, Culture and Management. The host of the show is Dr Maik Arnold, Professor for Social Work Management at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden (@ProfManagement) who talks about pressing issues in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Social Work Management, Management History and Culture. Unlike other podcasts, Managing Around takes a transdisciplinary approach and views management phenomena through the lens of social sciences and humanities. Besides, it is the only podcast, so far, that also covers works and themes in social science poetry.

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Managing Around is a bi-weekly educational podcast about Social Science, Culture and Management. The host of the show is Dr Maik Arnold, Professor for Social Work Management at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden (@ProfManagement) who talks about pressing issues in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Social Work Management, Management History and Culture. Unlike other podcasts, Managing Around takes a transdisciplinary approach and views management phenomena through the lens of social sciences and humanities. Besides, it is the only podcast, so far, that also covers works and themes in social science poetry.

    23. Open Educational Resources - The Future of Knowledge Discovery

    23. Open Educational Resources - The Future of Knowledge Discovery

    The internet has been disrupting the education sector since its advent and continues to do so. From The Open University to Massive Online Open Courses (known affectionately as MOOCs) and now Open Educational Resources, the world wide web has been empowering teachers and students alike for many years. In the midst of a global pandemic, the teaching profession has had to adapt, shifting near-seamlessly to “Remote Teaching” and/or “Hybrid Teaching”. Educators had to and still have to learn the lessons such as how to build a community in the virtual classroom and how to create new teaching material that meets student's learning needs. By and large, Open Educational Resources (OER) are another useful tool in the armoury of teachers and students alike.

    In this episode, I will make you familiar with this relatively new type of teaching resources. We will start with the question of what OER are, how useful they are and why you should create your own. Last, but not least, we will get you started creating your first OER.

    For more information visit my blog: profmanagement.de Thank you for listening. If you liked this episode please leave a review on the iTunes / Apple Podcasts website. If you’ve got any thoughts on this episode, or if you’ve got an idea about new podcast topics or question you’d like us to discuss, send an audio file or voice note to hi@profmanagement.de. For any non-audio comments, drop a tweet or DM to @profmanagement on Twitter or Instagram, please.

    References:
    Rebus Community Guide: https://press.rebus.community/authoropen/
    Create Open Educational Resources: https://pitt.libguides.com/openeducation/create
    OER Authoring Tools: https://subjectguides.esc.edu/OER/oerauthoringtools

    • 10 min
    22. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership - Part II

    22. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership - Part II

    In these turbulent times, there is a need for a different kind of leadership. - In the last episode, I introduced you to the Adaptive Leadership Model. This specific leadership style asks leaders to frequently take a step back from the stage and to reflect on the complexity of the adaptive challenges ahead. Leaders need to assess and distinguish between the technical and adaptive nature of a problem. To become an adaptive leader, you need to familiarise yourself with a sophisticated set of management skills and techniques such as dealing with distress, providing a supportive environment, giving direction, and focusing, encouraging, and empowering the people within your organisation. With other words, leadership does not mean to rule over the people but to get them mobilised solving together today's challenges in organisations and society. Today, I will continue with an explanation of the fundamental Adaptive Leadership principles and the adaptive work itself. Thereafter, we need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of this leadership model. Eventually, this two-part series about Adaptive Leadership will end with an outlook and few implications for social work organisations.

    For more information visit my blog: profmanagement.de Thank you for listening. If you liked this episode please leave a review on the iTunes / Apple Podcasts website. If you’ve got any thoughts on this episode, or if you’ve got an idea about new podcast topics or question you’d like us to discuss, send an audio file or voice note to hi@profmanagement.de. For any non-audio comments, drop a tweet or DM to @profmanagement on Twitter or Instagram, please.

    References

    Heifetz, R., Grashow, A., & Linsky, M. (2009). The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Press.

    Northouse, P.G. (2017). Leadership: Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    • 14 min
    21. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership - Part I

    21. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership - Part I

    In my latest introductory management course, I talked with my students about the Adaptive Leadership Model. While drawing conclusions from a case study "Redskins No More" by Peter Northouse, we ended up in a discussion of a different kind of leadership. In these turbulent times, so was the thesis, there is no need for strong leaders that could solve virtually every problem. In the face of the many challenges ahead, leadership should not be understood as a function or position but as an activity that involves all key stakeholders associated with the problem. This is exactly what the Adaptive Leadership Model wants to tell us: to bring about a paradigm shift in the thinking of leadership. With other words, leadership does not mean to rule over the people but to get them mobilised solving together today's challenges in organisations and society. In this episode, we want to get a little to the bottom of the matter. We start today with a short introduction to the model of Adaptive Leadership, before moving on to the question of what differentiates a so-called technical from an adaptive challenge.

    For more information visit my blog: profmanagement.de Thank you for listening. If you liked this episode please leave a review on the iTunes / Apple Podcasts website. If you’ve got any thoughts on this episode, or if you’ve got an idea about new podcast topics or question you’d like us to discuss, send an audio file or voice note to hi@profmanagement.de. For any non-audio comments, drop a tweet or DM to @profmanagement on Twitter or Instagram, please.

    • 11 min
    20. Solidarity - The Future of a Great Idea - Part II

    20. Solidarity - The Future of a Great Idea - Part II

    This is part two of our series on the discussion of the book "Solidarity - The Future of a Great Idea", written by the well-known German Sociologist Heinz Bude who currently teaches as a Professor of Macrosociology at the University of Kassel. In the last episode, we've thoroughly talked about the free-rider problem and solidarity as the great social bond in a society which provides a sense of community. And in today's episode, we will conclude our discussion with a journey through the functions of the welfare state, the difference between solidarity and empathy, and we will conclude with an outlook to the question of what the book tells us about the current situation and our common future.

    For more information visit my blog: profmanagement.de Thank you for listening. If you liked this episode please leave a review on the iTunes / Apple Podcasts website. If you’ve got any thoughts on this episode, or if you’ve got an idea about new podcast topics or question you’d like us to discuss, send an audio file or voice note to hi@profmanagement.de. For any non-audio comments, drop a tweet or DM to @profmanagement on Twitter or Instagram, please.

    Reference: Bude, Heinz (2019). Solidarität: Die Zukunft einer großen Idee. München: Carl Hanser.

    • 16 min
    19. Solidarity: The Future of a Great Idea - Part I

    19. Solidarity: The Future of a Great Idea - Part I

    In the preparation to my Social Policy lecture in our study program Social Pedagogy and Management which dealt with the fundamentals and principles of the welfare state, I read with great interest the book titled "Solidarity - The Future of a Great Idea" and written by the German Sociologist Heinz Bude, who currently teaches as a Professor of Macrosociology at the University of Kassel. And in doing that, I remembered a song from my favourite band Tocotronics, which I am going to start within this episode. In Heinz Bude's book, the author shows quite plainly that there is no moral obligation to solidary behaviour, although solidarity has always been beneficial for peaceful coexistence in all societies. And there is no innate trait in human nature, although most human beings have some skills which we would call empathy or competence to change perspectives. I follow the footsteps of some of the book's arguments and reflect on the pandemic-induced developments that are currently happening in our societies.

    For more information visit my blog: profmanagement.de Thank you for listening. If you liked this episode please leave a review on the iTunes / Apple Podcasts website. If you’ve got any thoughts on this episode, or if you’ve got an idea about new podcast topics or question you’d like us to discuss, send an audio file or voice note to hi@profmanagement.de. For any non-audio comments, drop a tweet or DM to @profmanagement on Twitter or Instagram, please.

    Reference: Bude, Heinz (2019). Solidarität: Die Zukunft einer großen Idee. München: Carl Hanser.

    • 14 min
    18. Book Review "SoTL in Action"

    18. Book Review "SoTL in Action"

    In one of the last episode, we already talked about the Scholarship of teaching and learning which is also known under the acronym SoTL. This not a new species that has been discovered but a long tradition in higher education. SoTL is the widely-used acronym for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a research approach that is to say a systematic inquiry into student learning which helps to advance the practice of teaching in higher education. This is the topic, we will continue today. And by doing this, will explore in today's episode the book SoTL in Action - Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice by Nancy L. Chick (2018). I reviewed the book, share some of the intriguing insights and let you know if it is worth reading.

    For more information visit my blog: profmanagement.de Thank you for listening. If you liked this episode please leave a review on the iTunes / Apple Podcasts website. If you’ve got any thoughts on this episode, or if you’ve got an idea about new podcast topics or question you’d like us to discuss, send an audio file or voice note to hi@profmanagement.de. For any non-audio comments, drop a tweet or DM to @profmanagement on Twitter or Instagram, please.

    Review book: Chick, Nancy L. (Ed.). SoTL in Action: Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2018, 164 pp. $ 32.50. ISBN 978-1-62036-693-6 (pbk).

    • 15 min

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