Pedagogical learnings for management education : developing creativity and innovation

Kerr, Cheryl & Lloyd, Cathryn (2008) Pedagogical learnings for management education : developing creativity and innovation. Journal of Management and Organization, 14(5), pp. 486-503.

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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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ID Code: 30653
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Management Education, Learning, Leadership, Creativity, Arts
ISSN: 1833-3672
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 12:43
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:26

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