Pedagogical learnings for management education : developing creativity and innovation
This paper argues that management education needs to consider a trend in learning design which
advances creative learning through an alliance with art-based pedagogical processes. A shift is
required from skills training to facilitating transformational learning through experiences that
expand human potential, facilitated by artistic processes.
This creative learning focus stems from a qualitative and quantitative analysis of an arts-based
intervention for management development, called Management Jazz, conducted over three years at
a large Australian University.
The paper reviews some of the salient literature in the field, including an ‘Artful Learning Wave
Trajectory’ Model. The Model considers four stages of the learning process: capacity, artful event,
increased capability, and application/action to produce product. Methodology for the field-based
research analysis of the intervention outcomes is presented. Three illustrative examples of arts-based
learning are provided from the Management Jazz program. Finally, research findings indicate that
artful learning opportunities enhance capacity for awareness of creativity in one’s self and in others,
leading, through a transformative process, to enhanced leaders and managers. The authors conclude
that arts-based management education can enhance creative capacity and develop managers
and leaders for the 21st century business environment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Management Education, Learning, Leadership, Creativity, Arts|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 eContent Management Pty Ltd|
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2010 22:43|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 19:26|
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