Becoming a critical educator: teaching identity - learning identity





This workshop responds to requests from colleagues for support in exploring abstract, troublesome conceptualisations, specifically identity, with students. It also responds to calls for us to develop tools and critical pedagogies that will better enable us to support students in the necessary, yet uncomfortable/challenging, disruptive, yet transformative, learning that is vital in equipping them to address our turbulent times.
The workshop will provide a valuable opportunity for emerging and established academics who are teaching across the breadth of the business and management discipline, and especially within organisation studies, to consider how we might, using the concept of identity, introduce more criticality into our organisational studies teaching to our full-time undergraduate and PGT students.
The purpose of the workshop is therefore is to provide a platform for both the sharing of good practice approaches, and collaboratively generating new approaches in relation to learning and teaching within organisational studies and related fields that are influenced by critical approaches and by identity studies in particular. This exploration will be shaped by the enduring questions for higher education L&T within the context of students’ foci being upon short-term knowledge accrual for a good degree classification and thereby higher satisfaction metric outcomes (Mason, 2016) rather than upon mastering/developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop judgment and a creative, critically questioning mindset to transform organisations in the future. These questions include: 
• How might we effectively introduce contemporary students to, and engage them with, abstract concepts within the classroom where there is no immediate and explicit employability or practice focus?
• Relatedly, with the growing scale of B&M education, how might we engage large class groups of students in this specific abstract concept?; 
• How might we enable students to recognise the value of seemingly abstract concepts to their future (management) careers?; 
• Can information technologies offer us a means to providing the necessary insights to our students to enable their enhanced understanding of academic concepts?



23rd May 2019 / 10:00-16:30


Benefits of Attendance

The workshop will be of interest to a range of Business and Management academics and Doctoral Tutors. For example, 
• You may research within the field of identity or adjacent fields of critical organisation studies and be interested in exploring issues of work, employment and organisational life, and society more widely, with students, using the insights of an identity lens
• You may teach, or lead on the teaching of, organisational studies modules and would like to share your experiences and ideas, or to develop alternative, innovative and creative approaches to exploring these areas with contemporary students within the classroom.
However, we do of course welcome participants from outside of these two areas that have an interest in innovation in learning and teaching. / education more widely.



Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, NE1 8ST, UK


Provider Information

Identity SIG with MKE



Workshop Programme



The cost of accommodation is not included in the delegate fee and delegates should book their own accommodation if needed. 
Newcastle has a range of hotels across the city and Quayside, to meet different preferences and budgets. There are excellent public transport links around the Newcastle-Gateshead area, and between the Quayside and the city centre


Travel Information

By Rail
As a major stop on the efficient East Coast Mainline, Newcastle is just 2 hours 45 minutes from central London and 1 hour 30 minutes from Edinburgh and Leeds. Newcastle’s Central Station is located in the heart of the city centre and has its own Metro Station. 

By Air 
Newcastle International Airport is one of the UK’s fastest growing regional airports and has recently benefited from a £7m extension programme. With airlines including Emirates, British Airways, KLM, Air France, easyJet and Jet2 all flying into Newcastle International Airport. The airport is under 30 minutes from the city centre by Metro or taxi. 

Key cities served directly from Newcastle International Airport include: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Dubai, Dublin, London and Paris. There are many direct flights on offer, with the airport connecting directly to over 70 destinations across the world. 

By Road
The A1(M) passes through Newcastle linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the South and West of England. 

Getting to Newcastle Business School at City Campus East 
Newcastle Business School is a 15-20 minute walk from both the mainline railway station and from the Quayside. The Quaylink bus service provides a reliable service every 20 minutes from Baltic Square, along the Quayside to the city centre. The train station also accessible from the local metro station (Manors) which is situated directly outside of the Business School



For specific information about this event, please contact the workshop facilitator:
Kate Black
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, NE1 8ST, UK

For general enquiries, please contact Linh Dang at the BAM Office on 02073837770, or at


Event Fee 

BAM members - Ordinary 25.00
BAM members - Student 20.00
Non-BAM members 30.00

We offer a discounted fee for all delegates wishing to attend both Identity SIG events on 23 and 24 May 2019
(Information about the 24 May 2019: 'What have the identity scholars ever done for us? Starting critical conversations about impact')

Event registration fee for both events: 
BAM members - Ordinary £40.00
BAM members - Student £30.00
Non-BAM members £55.00



Registration Deadline: 12 May 2019


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Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.


23rd May 2019   to   4:30 PM
23 May 2019 - Becoming a critical educator: teaching identity - learning identity
BAM Ordinary BAM Member Fee £ 25.00
BAM Student Member Fee £ 20.00
Non-BAM Member Fee £ 30.00
24 May 2019 - What have the identity scholars ever done for us? Starting critical conversations about impact
BAM Ordinary Member Fee £ 25.00
BAM Student Member Fee £ 20.00
Non-BAM Member Fee £ 30.00
Both Events
BAM Ordinary Member Fee £ 40.00
BAM Student Member Fee £ 30.00
Non-BAM Member Fee £ 55.00
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