ERIC Number: ED474296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Applying Metaphor in HRD Research and Practice: Innovative Session.
Short, Darren C.; Ardichvili, Alexander; Daley, Barbara J.; Kalata, Erica; Kraemer, Theresa J.; Kuchinke, K. Peter; Willis, Verna J.
A group of human resource development (HRD) practitioners participated in an innovative session on applying metaphor in HRD research and practice. The session objectives were as follows: (1) facilitate a dialogue between those who wrote for and those who read the Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR)issue on metaphor in HRD; (2) extend the dialogue beyond the ADHR issue by exploring the application of metaphor in HRD research and practice through case studies; (3) identify new opportunities for research into HRD metaphor and a network of interested researchers. The session was designed in four parts as follows: (1) an introduction that included definitions of metaphor, introductions to the language of metaphor and various forms of metaphor, descriptions of the theoretical links between metaphor and behavior/behavior change, and examples of the use of metaphor in HRD research and practice; (2) small group discussions on metaphor in HRD research and practice; (3) a group discussion debriefing during which each small group shared a summary of its discussions and conclusions and facilitators identified cross-cutting agreements, concerns, and questions about metaphor application in HRD research and practice; and (4) a wrap-up during which the session's main learning points were identified and summarized. (Contains 8 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Definitions, Educational Research, Group Discussion, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Metaphors, Organizational Development, Personnel Management, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Scholarly Journals, Synthesis, Theory Practice Relationship, Training, Training Methods
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings (Honolulu, Hawaii, February 27-March 3, 2002); see CE 084 635.