Pedagogies of power:Media Artefacts as Public Pedagogy for Women’s Leadership Development

Stead, Valerie Susan and Elliott, Carole (2019) Pedagogies of power:Media Artefacts as Public Pedagogy for Women’s Leadership Development. Management Learning, 50 (2). pp. 171-188. ISSN 1350-5076

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This article extends the idea of media artefacts as educational resources by examining web-based materials, specifically women’s ‘Power Lists’, to deepen understandings regarding media artefacts’ role in informing women’s leadership learning and development. Women’s underrepresentation in senior leadership roles places leadership development under scrutiny to develop theoretically informed frameworks that draw attention to gendered power relations in organisations. This article addresses this concern by drawing on cultural theory to theorize media artefacts as forms of public pedagogy. The pedagogic framework proposed presents a distinctive addition to leadership education methods that attend to the socio-cultural and recognise the significance of informal learning to leadership learning. Recognising media artefacts’ pedagogic role enables individuals to examine in more detail the gendered nature of the social values and norms that inform leadership discourse, and how these values and norms are promoted, reproduced and sustained through media artefacts.

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Management Learning
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